Monday, 18 November 2013

In Sewing News Today...

Can you believe I had the weekend off and did not manage to finish the pair of pants still sitting on my cutting table?

I did manage to start on the front fly.  But, I'm barely half way done.

Yup. At the rate the year's end will get here before I hem these pants.

Sew, what kept me from sewing this weekend. A whole lot of errands and Christmas baking.

I made ginger bread cookies. It was our first real snowfall, the drag out the shovel kind of snowfall. It seemed like an appropriate time for Christmas cookies. What I should have been doing was shortening those ski-pants that have been in my mending/alteration pile for about a year. But I digress...

Talking about Christmas (I do realize that was a really bad segue) I think I might make myself a little something. I've had this pattern in my stash for quite sometime and this fabric is a recent addition. Can you believe I picked it up for $3.00/metre on a clearance sale?

I picked up enough fabric with Marcy Tilton's coat, Vogue 8934, on my mind. To be honest I don't need a spring coat considering that I made one earlier this year. Was this fabric doomed to be another impulse purchase to take up room in my stash bins?

Luckily, no. It struck me that the fabric would be perfect for the kimono. I'm quite excited at the thought of this project. It just might be the fire I need to get these pants and that Sybil Connolly dress done. Sew much to sew, sew little time! I wonder if I could get these three projects done in the next forty-two days?

What the scissors would likely look like
if they weren't in the garage.  {Source}
In other sewing news, I found a long lost pair of treasured tailor scissors. I gave up hope years ago of ever finding them. I should be happy but they were in the garage. And they have rust on them. I have no idea if they are in any shape to cut fabric again and if they can be repaired.

Of course, no one will admit to taking them or has any idea how they ended up in the garage. My fingers are crossed that I can get the rust off and then send them off to get sharpened. Another thing to add to my ever growing list of things to do.

Well, that's all in sewing news today.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Once you get your scissors fixed and sharpened, you may need to resort to something like this.


    1. Oh my goodness! What a great idea!


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