Kids back to school for the new term – check.
Hubs back from Sydney tonight – check (wish I could’ve gone too).
Sewing room purge underway – check.
Welt pocket practice complete for now – check.
For the Great Purge I cleared out five large black polythene bags full of fabric, scraps and re-fashionable clothes. All this means I now have an almost empty double wardrobe to be properly organised and utilised. For god’s sake don’t tell Anyone.
Most of my remaining fabric is in four big plastic boxes under the 2nd sewing table which I can’t therefore use. Guess what my next job is? I will need shelves and a glass or two of wine I think.
Of course, while dropping the bags at the thrift shop I did have a quick look at patterns.
Aren’t those dresses cool? The top row are from 1968 and the lower dated in the 70s …. I love the shapes and lines though some will be a little small.
In terms of actual sewing, the double welts are looking good, despite my lack of pointy scissors. I’m thinking about doing double welts on the front and back of the pants with contrasting fabric for the welts. Double welts on the front?
Shall check on the next muslin to see if its too much. Oh, and make sure I haven’t mucked up transferring all those pattern adjustments. As if.
Well clearly my brain is still sleeping in because I again forgot to mention that Jo from Making it Well and I are organising to meeting up in Wellington NZ soon to talk about sewing/stitching/weather/whatever. If you’re interested let either of us know.