Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Hit a sale...

 Caught a discount for Stylearc patterns on Amazon and found a few that intrigued me.  My pattern purchasing has dropped somewhat, but each of these had something about it that was unique enough that I decided to splurge...

I don't actually know when I will get to sit down at the sewing machine and actually MAKE A GARMENT.  The truth is, my sewing stashes have amoebaed themselves right out of their original space and taken up way more house space than I can afford for them to occupy.  Most of it is from chronic disorganization, pure and simple, so I am telling myself I am going to clean and organize and maybe even MOVE the whole lot of it during the months of April and May.  I've got two weekends this month that My Sweet Babboo will be off camping with the boys' mnistry; so I aim to get a good start on the process while he's gone.  I will be finishing the classes I'm taking in our ministry program at church this month also (I have a zoom meeting for that in 25 minutes so I'm typing fast, lol)...once that is done, I'll have a bit more time available so I can work on it and not fret about finishing homework.

And, you know, there is a wedding coming up.  It looks like I will be doing something with the bridesmaid's dresses...at least hemming them, and discussions are already underway to solve a problem with the décolletage being a little more revealing than was anticipated....the theater costumer may surface again, lol. But this will have to look good at a close range, unlike costumes for a stage production.  And, of course, I'll be making my dress.  But I'mma gonna do that in June.

So there is sewing on the docket.  But first...clean and organize.  My sewing room hasn't looked like the tiled photos since...well, pretty much since those pics were taken.  Pippin costuming hit right after that and the space hasn't been clean since.  I will take photos...but I'm not sure I'll be brave enough to share them, lol.  It really is bad.

So...wish me luck and tenacity so I don't just pull stuff out and then get bored/ frustrated/ antsy and not really finish.  I'm really, really tired of trying to sew in a mess.


  1. I hope you do show photos of your sewing room before the cleanup. No, not so I feel better about the mess that is mine - because the action photos show so much more about how well a room works than the beauty shots. Things like - Is there a place for in-progress projects? Is the storage easy enough to use that things get put away instead of piling up "for now" (for weeks in my case :-/ )?

    1. Ay, well, it's not working now on any level, so... I am not good at putting things away; I have the feeling I will want to run back and do a bit more. But something happens and I start something else...then start something else...Oy. But I am planning to move things around pretty significantly...like, the nook I have been sewing in will become my sweet babboo's leatherworking space and I'm moving the sewing world to one of the bedrooms that we now have just empty beds in, being as how the chillens has all growed up and moved out, lol. Only the sewing stuff has already moved into those rooms in a very disheveled way, so I've got to clean that up before we can even dismantle the bunkbeds to give me some space. That's the first weekend's goal...