Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What's Wrong With Me?

I don't know what's wrong with me. I haven't been motivated to sit down and sew lately. I think about sewing, I buy sewing stuff like patterns and trims. I'm just not sewing. Ever since I had my Nephew and his family stay with me for two weeks, I haven't been able to get going again. Maybe it's the fact that my cutting table is covered with stuff I need to put away. Maybe it's that I'm working out how to make low-carb a part of the rest of my life. Maybe it's that I want so badly not to be this size any longer. Maybe it's that my sewing room is feeling cramped with stuff that I don't know what to do with. Maybe it's all these things and more.

Here are some new patterns I just bought and plan to sew just as soon as my mojo returns. Some of the images are quite large so you will need to click on them to see the whole image.

This is Simplicity 2619. I don't think this one will look very good on me. But it's a style I really like. I tried to make this style once before and I don't think it looked very good and it wasn't very comfortable.

I got a lot of compliments on the review of this blouse, but I never did finish it and I think I just threw it away or donated it. I think I'll try the style again in a knit with the new pattern. Maybe it was the band under the bust I didn't like. I guess I'll have to do a muslin to know for sure.

I like View A and View C. I don't know how well those pockets and pleats will look over my big belly and the collar would have to be downsized. I have some black and white houndstooth that would look good in this pattern so I may get to this one before the end of the year. It's just that the last jacket I made took three muslins and a lot of time. However, the jacket was really worth it in the end.

I love this little jacket. I also like that it has a princess seam over the bust which is quite flattering on me. I have some really nice printed stretch moleskin that would be perfect for this pattern. The moleskin has a slick back side that would mean I wouldn't need a lining. This one could be doable in the next few weeks. I also really like the darted shell. I don't have a woven pattern for a shell.

I just love the cardigan with the collar. It looks like a shawl collar but it isn't. It has a sewn collar attached with a facing. I'm not sure how that would work in real life, but I like it in theory. I'm still pondering this one. You know I have a fondness for twin sweater sets and this could be my next one. People will probably start to talk if I make one more from my other two patterns.

I hope you noticed my little runner at the top of my blog. Feel free to encourage me to keep at it. I think I'm doing really great. It's been just over three weeks and I'm down 10 pounds already. I'm expecting another big loss this week. I haven't even been tempted to cheat. Not having my blood sugar plummet has been reward enough. That and finally getting enough sleep. If I were going to cheat, it would have been today. My co-workers brought in a chips, lasagna, and a cake since one of them are retiring. I just ignored it all and ate my fake chicken and vegetables with Alfredo sauce. Yum!


  1. Sherril, I know what you mean about mojo being gone-o! I really want to sew but I feel like I can't just get it started. Now I want the Khaliah jacket pattern! Can't wait to see what you do with that one!

  2. I hope your mojo comes back soon! I need someone to be sewing while mine is on it's indefinite vacation... I've been feeling similar, not sure if it's my messy space or not wanting to fit my current body. Dunno. Either way we're still thinking about sewing, right? That's got to count for something!

  3. Cute patterns, you make me want to go shopping now. Love the NewLook jacket, the green one.

    And the ticker is great. Keep it up.

  4. Oh, I see you are about to break through one of the big numbers with your weight loss. I gain extra willpower too when I'm near one of those round numbers. :) It's a great feeling stepping on the scales and seeing that first number change. I'm sure I'll hear you from here, jumping for joy, at your next weight-in. :)

  5. Congratulations on your weight loss. That is awesome! I fight the weight too. I find that eating lowfat, lowcarb takes a lot of cooking. Keep up the good work. And make yourself some beautiful things along the weight loss journey. You deserve them.

  6. Gooo, Gal!! One day at a time, eh!! Be MY inspiration, too ;)!!
    In the meantime, why not clean up/tidy up, focus your energy/efforts on food/exercise and give sewing a few days' break... 'Aint an "obligation", eh... Two weeks isn't a long vacation ;)
    Soft H1N1 elbow hug,
    Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

  7. Oh, I like that NL empire jacket. I hardly ever look at NL patterns, but I may have to pick this one up! Keep up the good work on the diet. You are off to a great start!

  8. I like all of these, especially the empire jacket! I think that blouse looked really good on you, but if you didn't like it then that's what's important.

    I hate when the mojo goes... if you really are feeling overwhelmed to start again, maybe you can start working on a few quick non-clothing projects. I have to say, I haven't made myself anything to wear for almost a year but I have my kids' clothes to keep me in the sewing room. Maybe a small purse project or something to get you going? (I totally understand about not wanting to deal with the body we have... although the wise person would say "make clothes that fit well and you'll be happier with what you've got", I still can't get too enthusiastic most of the time).

    Congratulations on the 10 pounds!! That's so cool!

  9. I love New Look 6920 - I've been back and forth over whether I should own it or not because I keep seeing cute versions of it made up! But that would mean that I would have to stop playing with my TNT pattern wouldn't it! *LOL*

    Congrats on losing the 10lbs!

  10. Hi Sherrill,

    I just found your blog when I was browsing on the web for sewing sites. I love the New Look patterns 6920 and 6922 that you wrote about...I bought both of them today! I hope I can sew them...I've been away from sewing for awhile.

    I also love your posts copying Coldwater Creek clothing...I have a couple of CC travel knit skirts that I would like to make a pattern for.


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