Friday, April 22, 2011

Attention Deficit Disorder in the Sewing Room

Three posts ago I started fitting a cardigan, which I haven't gotten back to. Two posts ago I bought a really great sewing machine which I haven't done anything with. In fact, the cabinet is still in the middle of my living room. Then my last post had me doing some thrift store refashioning. I did get started on the skirt and sweater conversions, but haven't touched them at all this week. So what did I do this week? Why buy patterns and fabric, of course!

I placed a really big order from and they came in on Tuesday. Sorry about the lousy photo. Most of these are for summer sewing.

The one on the right is a cotton/lycra jersey cream and brown argyle with gold foil printed lines. It is very pretty up close. I got 2 yards so I'm thinking it will be a fall cardigan. The next three are poly/lycra jersey prints that will become short sleeve tops of some sort.

The purple print poly/lycra jersey will be a dress. The next two are cotton/lycra twills in lavender and lime. I need summer capris and nothing feels like summer than colorful capris. The last one is black stretch denim that I want to make some Jeggings from. I won't use a legging pattern, I think I'll just use my TNT pull-on pants pattern and narrow the legs a lot. Then add some jeans details like a faux zipper and back pockets with contrasting topstitching.

I also bought some nice patterns, mostly newly issued when they were on sale at JoAnn's last week. The See & Sew dress pattern is what I'm going to use for the new purple print jersey. The McCall's blouse pattern I bought is a duplicate. I hate when I do that. Luckily I don't do it very often and it was only 99 cents so no big loss there. The rest of the patterns will probably be saved until fall.

Last night I got my hair cut. I've been wanting to grow out my layers and have discovered the flat iron. I think I'm the last one on the planet to discover this magical appliance. No more poofy frizzy hair for me. My husband says it looks like my hair went on a diet and he doesn't like it. I told him it's still frizzy and poofy without the flat iron. That made him feel better, LOL! Now to clean up the sewing room and get started on sewing since I have the day off.


  1. Wow, you are going to be a busy, busy stitcher this summer! Have you found all the great sewing links, projects and tips over at yet? Lots of great sewing inspiration!

  2. If it makes you feel any better, I have not tried a flat iron. :) Like your new fabrics, especially the black and white paisley.


  3. men: they don't like change. whether it's good or bad. I like your haircut!

    glad to see someone else has SADD (that would be Sewing Attention Deficit Disorder). I have it bad. Good to know there's company.

  4. Nice choices! I like your hair too. I have been growing out my layers and letting it get long too. I so can't stand hair in my face and just love to wear it pulled up in a clip or pony tail. So what if I'm 61?!? It's my head!

  5. I like your haircut! I have some of those patterns too. I can't wait to see what you make from all that beautiful fabric!

  6. Can I assume you did NOT go on a fabric diet in anticipation of your purchases in Chicago!!! :) You score some great stuff!

  7. I love your hair! What flat iron did you buy?

  8. Great finds! I love the bright prints of your jerseys, of course. And the new hair is great! My boyfriend is the opposite--I love it when my hair is short and I can breathe some curl into it with the diffuser, but he prefers it flat (which is what it normally does). They need to trade ideas!


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