2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

August 16, 2009

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I'm just checking in so you don't think I've disappeared. I still have four more weeks left in this quarter - THEN I CAN FEEL FREE TO SEW AGAIN without guilt. It has been so hard! I work on my online class on the computer that's in my sewing room, and I haven't been able to touch the sewing machine in over a month. It's just awful!!! But, I did sneak and cut a muslin for this jacket today. It felt so good. I was operating under some type of delusion that I might be able to get the muslin stitched up today, but I was only kidding myself. But I did get it altered, cut out, and marked - that's better than nothing I guess. My plan is to make two of these jackets to match the last two pairs of pants that I made (I probably mentioned that before). If I can get these two unlined jackets made, I'll have two brand new suits to wear. That would make me feel so good!


I need to get those two jackets made before I start on the Chanel sew-a-long. I don't anticipate being able to start the Chanelish jacket until after September 15th. But I think starting on or after that date will give me plenty of time to get the jacket completed by November 15th. I have started pulling information together to assist me in making the jacket. I've got several threads articles that I've been reading up on as time has permitted; and I just ordered the Claire Shafer "Couture Sewing" book on this past Friday. I guess I won't pick out my lining, buttons, trim, and get my chain until mid September either, unless I just happen to run into something I like before that time. I don't want to start the jacket until I have good amounts of uninterrupted time to devote to it. I'll have a week and a half between quarters so I think that will be a good time to start. My next and FINAL quarter will start on September 29th. And on December 18th (end of the quarter) I am going to give myself a great big party - for finishing this degree and for my birthday!!!

That's all of my sewing related news - if you can call it news. I'm thinking about sewing, but thinking about it isn't sewing....or is it?

13 comments:

  1. So philosphical... Thinking about sewing is def. part of sewing, most of the time. (Sometimes we just cut into fabric and improvise something, but most of the time I think and plan before I cut.) Two jackets in the next month plus school is a big goal but how much momentum will that create going into the Chanel jacket? Good stuff.

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  2. Faye....thinking about sewing...planning..thinking some more... It's all part of the process..in my mind...it counts :)

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  3. Thinking about it sure is sewing to me! *LOL* Or I would never get anything completed!

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  4. I agree thinking about sewing is nearly like sewing...hehe. I like the McCall jacket - need to add to my sewing list. I like the simplicity of it.

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  5. I echo their sentiments. I have that pattern in my stash. Never used it. I'm interested to hear about your experience.

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  6. At least you're busy with school. I think I'm in a dry spell and it scares me.

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  7. It's great to hear form you. I know you'll be glad when your classes are over. At least you got to mess with some fabric! I've been sewing, but not real stuff; dress up clothes for a grand, reusable sandwich bags, etc.... I need to make a real dress. I guess it'll be Halloween costumes next, though. They'll be fun though.

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  8. Even though you aren't technically sewing, the thought process is still part of sewing in my opinion. I got my copy of Couture Sewing last night and started reading it over breakfast this morning. I think you're going to like it! The Chanel jacket sewalong is sure to test us all, but I think we'll learn a great deal

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  9. Thinking about sewing is part of the process, but I think I know how you feel. You aren't really sewing and that is what you truly want to do! It is like the sewing items taunt you!

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  10. Oh man, I would be going crazy if I couldn't sew! I feel for you!

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  11. Hey Faye...it is called mental sewing (lol). Been thinking about that Chanel Jacket sew-along too. Got to get my hands on some fabric, trims, etc. before I can actually commit. Hats off to you on those courses. Talk soon

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  12. Thinking and in my case constantly day dreaming about all the sewing I want to do can be therapeutic.

    Anyway I will be following your progress with the Chanel jacket sew along.

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  13. You have a great blog. I'd love for you to come and visit my blog. I just made a Vintage Vogue Original 1944 Design, V2858. On the previous page you'll find a dress I made from an original 1974 pattern that I found in an antique store. I call that post The Lady in Lavender. And lots of other things in between. Hope you enjoy.

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