Sunday, 25 January 2015

In Sewing News Today...

I figured it out.

That lack of sewing mojo turned out to be a sinus and ear infection. The darn infection stole my sewing mojo. I've been on antibiotics since Friday and I'm starting to feel better. I won't say that I'm feeling 100% but I'm feeling well enough to crack open Claire B. Shaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques and read the section on bound buttonholes without my head feeling like it is about to explode. 

Don't worry, it is not Ms. Shaeffer's writing style or instructions, it was just the way I'm feeling while my sewing mojo is on hiatus.  When I'm feeling better, I really want to practice making some bound buttonholes and Ms. Shaeffer describes the patch and strip methods used in couture sewing. Have you made bound buttonholes? I'm curious, which method do you prefer?  

In other sewing news, I feel that I might not make the deadline for my Jungle January outfit to take form. Six days until the end of the month. If I was feeling 100% it would be no problem. We'll see how the week goes. Thankfully, everything is cut out.

And there is a new knit in town. I couldn't resist, my bad. It has a art decor feel to it that I really like and I'm thinking that it would make a nice turtle neck dress? I was actually looking for fabric for work. They would like new angel costumes made to be made for the Advent Concerts. And I know how difficult it could be to find reasonably price white fabric. I didn't find any white fabric but I did find the knit. When shopping in a fabric store it is sometimes difficult to stay... "SQUIRREL!"  

Well, that is all in sewing news today...

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Aww feel better.

    That fabric is pretty and I hope you get your JJ garment done!

    1. Thanks, Mrs. Smith. I'm starting to feel better and I did some work on the dress this evening, but it isn't the piece with the animal print fabric. Hopefully, I can start on the animal print jacket tomorrow and get it done in time.


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