Friday, 30 September 2016

September in Review...

Sewing:

There were big plans for National Sewing Month, I planned an autumn sewing list and hardly put a dent into it this month. Most of my time sewing was dedicated to hand-sewing samples work. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to abandon hand-stitching and run it through the sewing machine.     


Top L to R:  Blue dress, Vogue 9060 and 1312; Pull-on pants, Simplicity 2372; Floral dress, Vogue 1410.
I need to get back to work on the projects I neglected this month. Plus Mama R is waiting for another pair of pants and goodness she's been waiting ages for another top. Lots to do!  

RTW Fast


There have been several articles in the news lately about the consumer shopping trends. Most recently, the Financial Times wrote about the declining profits. With the state of ready-to-wear and the rise of athletic-leisure wear, did retailers think that consumers spending trends would remain the same as before?  



Yup, mind blown.     

The Stats:


Supplies
Quantity Used from the stash this Month 
Quantity Used this Year
Added to the Stash this year
Basting Tape
0
1.88 metres
0
Bias Tape
 0
7.41 metres
2
Buttons
0
21
0
Chain
0
0
0
Cord Stopper
1
2
1
Elastic
2 metres
7.0 metres
3 metre
Fabric
 7.6 metres
65.85 metres
76.1 metres
Fusible Tape
 2.2 metres
19.40 metres
0
Hand needles
0
0
0
Hook and Eyes
0
0
0
Interfacing
0
3.0 metres
10 metres
Lace trim
0
0
0
Pattern (new)
0
13
23
Pattern (previously used)
4
20
0
Ribbon
0
1.50 metres
2 metres
Serger needles
0
0
0
Serger thread
0
2
10
Sewing machine needles
0
13
4
Snaps
0
0
0
Thread
0
9
29
Trim
0
1.8 metres
1.8 metres
Velcro
0
0
0
Zipper
0
4
8


Well, I hope you had a productive and enjoyable National Sewing Month. Happy Sewing!


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