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Baby’s dress is almost a reality!

I’m this close to finishing Olivia’s jumper dress and bloomers (from Amy Butler’s Little Stitches)! Really, all that’s left to do is sewing on two buttons. Not really sure why I haven’t done that yet….

I have also started organising my sewing room. I have an entire room for sewing, so you’d think I can manage to keep my small fabric stash and tools organised…I think the main problem is that I hold on to all but the tiniest scraps of fabric, just in case, even though I have never attempted a quilt or anything like that. And rather than ironing cutting those pieces into rectangles and putting them into a box, say, I just push them all into bags that I then simply throw on the floor in the closet. It worked for me, but my husband started complaining. And I do appreciate order too, it’s just too much of an effort, usually. But I finally decided to do something about it, and I’m making progress. I might even share a picture of the sewing room when it’s all tidied up, someday.

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Sewing again – at last!

After having spent most of the past five months on the sewing sidelines, I’m finally ready to do some sewing again myself. On the weekend, I made three scarves out of a cotton plaid. My husband had wanted matching scarves for all three off us, so that’s what he got. Of course, scarves are about as easy and simple as it gets, but it’s something! And I used French seams on two of the scarves, just to try those out.

Last week, I made a lot of progress on a dress (Simplicity 3745 – now out of print). I’m down to the point where I’m supposed to insert the zipper, but I don’t have any in the right size. And I think I’ll put off a visit to the fabric store until I start working on my next project, just in case I need some extra materials for that, too. Anyway, all I have left to do on this dress is inserting the zipper and hemming. And possibly finishing the seams somehow.

My next project might be theĀ Lady Grey coat. So far I cut out the pattern pieces and bought the fabric (a wool/acrylic blend for the outside, and polyester lining; if it works out, I might splurge on more luxurious fabrics for a remake) and buttons. I’m debating whether or not to make a muslin….I know I should, but it takes up precious sewing time.

I also want to make some more bags. I bought Amy Butler’s Weekender Travel Bag pattern, and U-Handbag’s Highbrow Hobo bag.

So much to do, so little time….

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