Saturday, November 20, 2010

The No Sew Zone

There has been no sewing going on around here in almost two weeks. I think I am starting to go into withdrawal. I itch to go sit down at my machine and sew something. Anything. Even just a straight seam.

Work has been really hectic lately, although the worst is over now and things should start slowing down for the holidays. Every spare moment here at home has been spent giving the house a thorough cleaning in anticipation of the holidays and my youngest brother coming to spend Thanksgiving with us. And I'm not done yet. And you can see from my NaNo widget that I'm hopelessly behind on my novel writing with no way to catch up by the end of the month. (It's okay, NaNo is all for fun and it has been effective in getting me to write more consistently.)

So the only sewing I have to show right now is the turquoise and brown version of M6065:

Once again, I used a corduroy print I found at Walmart, and I lined the bodice with some quilting cotton from my stash. The piping is made of the same fabric.

I really like this version better than the black/pink one, but the princess prefers the other one. She will wear this with a white t-shirt underneath (short sleeve, or long sleeve turtleneck depending on the weather) and brown ribbed tights. I have my eyes open for a turquoise/aqua turtleneck, but I haven't found one yet.

Two weeks ago, before the epic housecleaning battle began, I muslined a pair of "tall" Burda Style pants. There's a story to go with the experience, which I'll share soon. I am hoping to have some quality sewing time during the Thanksgiving weekend in which to make a wearable pair. I'll be off and the house cleaning will be over, so keep your fingers crossed for me.
Happy Sewing!


Goosegirl said...

Cute! Have a fun Thanksgiving with your brother. I pray you have a wonderful time!

The Twilight Quilters Coven said...

I tried to bribe my kids with HP this weekend, but so far no luck.

Love the jumper.

I know you are after being a novelist, but I so enjoy your pattern reviews...etc. Have you ever considered submitting work to any of the sewing magazines as a columinist?

MushyWear said...

Fingers crossed! What a cute jumper. I love the color combination and piping.