I zone out with my sewing, while listening to old tv shows on utube. The time flies.
While I do get up and down a lot! This sewing can go on for 12 hours.
Once I get started its hard to stop! I just jump in after all the kids "orders" are cut and ready! And they are so happy to have the new items, its fun to hand them a pressed "pile" of clothes!
Above my skirt fabrics from my stash I recently picked for me!
I'm ready to make for me!
My current wardrobe= I wear the same floral knit jammie pants and paint stained tshirts around the house.
If going out I wear one of my 4 pairs of ready wear denim pants and try to find a reasonably acceptable top!
My "outside" clothes are meticulously cared for to
Last year I did attempt to sew for me. It didn't last long!
A sewing blogger mentioned she needed to see her stash in order to use it, and get inspired by it.
Hmm that makes sense! I removed the curtain that hid mine.
This is my stash.
I've stored it on this very shelf for 30+ years.
About 20 years ago it grew into many large rubbermaid tubs plus this shelf. (impulse buying:o(
Most of that was donated too.
The only other fabric I have, besides what is on this shelf, is in my current sewing queue. Oh! and 2 large chunks of fleece for the boys downstairs. ;o)
The boxes on the bottom of the shelving (photo above) hold sleeve/neck/cuff ribbing.
The boxes on top of the shelving hold interfacing, zippers, snaps, elastic etc. The largest box has scraps.
Under my bed is lace and trims.
I'm very happy I have the stash under control! ;o)
Patterns are boxed. They are in my new sewing room downstairs, that is awaiting completion. We worked on 3 rooms downstairs this winter and only finished one! ugh! Summer is here, time for outdoor projects.
Happily this spring I realized I wanted to wear skirts. I had tried RTW skirts, but they tripped me up walking. So the high/low skirt sewing patterns looked perfect!
I love florals. I love big floral colors and patterns! I had made myself a few floral tops last summer, before realizing floral tops are not my style! I just like how they look! sigh
I decided to search skirt patterns online. I also have a bad habit of shopping patterns on etsy late at night. I tend to end up buying more than I need.
For instance when I picked my skirts. I found 3 patterns for a skirt I will actually wear and love.
Burda 5131 ,
Simplicity 8135 ,
And the pattern for the skirt I made below- Simplicity 1112 .
But I bought at least 6 more skirt patterns that I am not sure of.
I love this skirt! Its very comfortable and very easy to make of course.
The pattern drawing shows the skirt has a smooth "corner". But its not rounded on the paper pattern. It dips down and up on each side, before it joins the back.
Recently I remembered how much I liked paperbag waist pants in the 90s. So I may make a pair of wide legged paperbag waist pants out of florals too. They will be cropped because I hate long pants!
My sweet love Kitty holding my skirt for me.
This skirt is very wearable, very comfortable! I can't say enough how much I love it. And I love seeing it.
The waist is a band, not a fold over.
I graded the pattern 3 sizes up (it only goes to size 20) to make it "fuller". I graded the waist band up too. (I'm a 20 top and 24 bottoms)
I made a paperbag waist on my skirt! I love it! I can't wear rows of elastic on my waist. So this ended up perfect.
As you can see in the photo where I'm wearing the skirts, that I have on a RTW solid color shirt. I got a great deal Memorial weekend on knit fabric in solid colors. So Solid tops it will be. No pattern picks yet. But I'm narrowing them down.
Happy Creating!! (((HUGS))) God Bless!
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