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July 5, 2010

A SEWING HIATUS...

I really thought that I'd go out of my mind if I couldn't sew or do something sewing related for 11 days - but to my surprise I did! I tried my best to get my sewing case in my suitcase, but with the 50 lb limit I was sure that the thing was already too heavy. So I left the sewing case at home only to get to the airport and find that the thing only weighed 37 pounds - man was I off. So admiring other peoples clothes, a little snoop shopping and fabric shopping was the extent of my sewing related experience for those 11 days. Boy did I enjoy being with my family!!! I was pampered and got some much needed rest while there. Once a year is just not enough. So taking some time away from sewing was well worth it.

I did find some wonderful pieces to add to my fabric stash - mostly knits - because as you are aware that is where my love lies (lol). All in all I added 45 yards of knits, woolens and wovens, plus 12 yards of a gorgeous lining to my stash.




So do I have all of the fabric I want? Heck naugh! I'm a greedy seamstress I must admit. But I do have enough to make some lovely pieces, and probably more than I can actually sew up in a year. There's still two months of summer left and countless fashion inspirations floating around in my mind before I'll need to start fall/winter sewing.

I did get to wear my zebra jacket and it fit perfectly! No pulling anywhere, the front closure was just right, and I am quite proud of it too. Oh yeah, and I'm also wearing the white pants with the zipper opening on the wrong side. Zipping and buttoning them is a little weird, but other wise they are fine. Now to figure out what the next project to work on...

27 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I've been missing you. You new fabrics look lovely.

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  2. oh my gosh! 45 yards of fabric! That is amazing...I can't wait to see what you make from your wonderful haul. Welcome back!

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  3. 45 yards! Wow. I would definitely have to hide that much from my husband! You look awesome. Very stylish.

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  4. So glad you had a wonderful vacation as well as bringing home such fabric love!

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  5. So happy you had a great vacation and way to fabric shop, 45 yards, wow!

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  6. Glad you had a wonderful time! Oo.. nice fabric! Can't wait to see what's in store for them.

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  7. Welcome back! Great way to come home. I bet they weren't heavy at all, hehe. ;-)

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  8. I really like your outfit.

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  9. sounds like my type of trip, welcome back home, glad you made it back safely

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  10. I was in our hometown July 3 - 5. Please don't tell me you were there at the same time!!!!!!

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  11. Glad you had a good time.

    45m?! They look lovely !

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  12. Wow Faye....what an awesome sewing stash. I'm so jeolous!! hehehe....missed your posts...welcome back! P.S. You look wonderful in your zebra jacket...love it!

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  13. Glad that you had a safe and happy trip. Your fabrics are lovely, can't wait to see what you create.

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  14. I was beginning to wonder where you were... Now I see you were enjoying a beautiful vacation and returned home with 45yds of fabric... wowzer.

    The outfit looks great on you.

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  15. I'm still on hiatus, but at least enjoying all my blog reading. lol

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  16. Love that jacket! I'm on a "sewing for myself" binge right now. I'm job hunting so I need some clothes. I love to fabric shop in Old Town Mazatlan. They have way more apparel fabrics than you can find in the US and boy is it cheap! Only thing is you pay $35 for that extra suitcase so you lose your bargain right there. I usually just come home with a couple pieces.

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  17. Fabric shopping--what a perfect vaca!

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  18. Welcome back Faye! Missed you and so happy you enjoyed your vacation! I would lose my mind if I bought that much fabric at once! I think I need to go on vacation with you!!

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  19. It's always nice to know that you are missed. I did check in on the blogs while I was away. Didn't want to get behind.

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  20. YAY! Your back.

    That jacket rules. You nailed the fit. Cute outfit and great stash building fabrics all around.

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  21. The outfit looks very nice, nothing like spending time with family.

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  22. Welcome back. What fabulous fabric to add to your stash. Especially the knits.

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  23. Okay, how much did your bags weigh with all of that fabric??
    Your jacket looks GREAT!!!
    Sounds like you had a good trip.

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  24. Welcome back! You added some lovely pieces to your stash. :)

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  25. Lucky you! Great vacay and come home with great fabrics!!

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  26. Great travelling outfit. Love your knits. I enjoy knits, too, because I love pullover tops and dresses. I know there are plenty out there who don't, but that's what makes the world turn, right?

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