December 5, 2016

WHILE I PROCRASTINATE...

... on starting the 2016 Winter Coat project (I really need to be ashamed of myself), I thought I might as well make something easy to keep the sewing juices flowing.  I think this gray light weight sweater knit funnel neck shirt will round out the colors I needed to add for the Fall/Winter season.  I used the Style Arc Debra Zebra pattern again since I like the design,  and hadn't gotten around to putting it in storage yet.

I purchased this light weight sweater knit during Hancock's come on and get it cause we're going out of business sale back in early summer.  I must have liked it a lot and had great ideas for this fabric because I bought 6 yards.  It fit the bill in closing the gap on my turtle/funnel neck top series.  I now have white, black, brown, tan, navy and gray and that ought to do it for keeping me casual and warm when the real winter temperatures reach Georgia.

What do you sew to keep your sewing juices flowing when you are between major projects???

19 comments:

  1. For me it's the other way around! Coat sewing makes me happy, it's the simple everyday wear that makes me procrastinate. Sadly I need more t-shirts than coats ;)

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    1. I like your shirt, looks really comfy and warm!

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    2. Coat making consumes me when I start with it Marianna! It is such a wonderful learning process each and every time I make one. This time around I'm just having a hard time getting started.

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  2. I started a coat last year and finish it this year. It is a wearable muslin that I have worn over and over again. And I understand my sewing a coat this time of the year can become addicting. You get a pass this season and only because I've enjoyed following your journey when you made previous coats.
    Funnel neck tops and the previous coats that you made are a perfect combination.

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    1. Thank you ever so much Alethia!

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  3. I just finished 3 gift bags for my grandbabies, and my next thing is a tunic and pants for my son-in-law's ninja outfit (I finished the cloak before Halloween). I decided to hem my daughter's shorts (she only sent them to me 6 months ago) to "cleanse my pallet" in between! I love your clothes, and look forward to the day when I make a shirt as an "easy" make in between larger projects!

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    1. Lisa firstly I love the Tampa Area! Sounds like you are keeping that sewing machine humming - and I think that is what is important. Thanks for reading here!!!

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  4. Nice job as always Miss Linda and I really enjoy how you write...no, I can never say that I received fabric from The Carol Crocker-Ware Collection.... :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for reading here Patrice!

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  5. Nice top, Faye! I need a funnel/turtleneck in my wardrobe. Thanks for reminding me :). To refresh my sewing chops, I make what I call "little happy stuff" - last week it was a ribbon rose. It's on my latest blog post; not that I'm self promoting or anything.....

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    1. I love the happy stuff that you make. Loved your rose and your self promoting here is quite alright with me!

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  6. I used to think that easy projects would get me going but after awhile it's just boring and counter productive! I am making a Vogue Donna Karan knit jacket that while it's not difficult, is fun and is getting me excited about sewing again. It's got details that I find fun to sew. That's what is getting me excited to sew again.

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    1. Which Donna Karen jacket pattern is it Nancy? The project sounds very exciting - can't wait to see it!

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  7. Having some practical basics is always a good thing for a wardrobe. I usually sew knit tops as a palette cleanser after a major project and also when I need to get out of a sewing slump.

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    1. Yes, practical basics are a must for me Tomasa. I actually love sewing knit tops too, quick results.

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  8. Love your knit top... Can't wait to see your coat... You amaze me with the beautiful things you do.
    I am in a sewing slump.. Have been for awhile..eeeh..The move and all the house stuff,just took my time away.. I usually sew for the grandkids or missions.. that helps me get back into the sewing thing.
    I made a skirt [for me] this week.. I hope to blog it soon.
    Happy sewing and best wishes on your coat.

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    1. Thanks for the coat well wishes Judy. Can't wait to see your new skirt!

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  9. Oh, no! Your Hancock is closing, too? I haven't gotten over losing ours 5 years ago. Making winter tops in December is a good idea. I'd hoped to make a Christmas dress, but I have too many other things on tap right now, and fear it won't get done. I do hope you get inspiration for your coat soon!

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    1. Hey Marjie, yes Hancock's closed here back in June. I don't think I'll ever get over it either. So sorry for your Christmas dress though.

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