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Sewing Updates

30 Dec

The Panama dess is done. Well, almost. I can’t find the sew-in bra I have for it. Probably a sign to clean out the sewing room. Or put away my clean laundry in my bedroom. Oh, and I need help marking the lining hem and tacking down the straps. I may have to conscript my father when I visit him today.

Last night I traced out two patterns. The first is #118 from the November BWOF (aren’t they all?). I haaaate swimming in the winter and I think this in the remainder of blue velour from the yoga pants should keep me warm between the pool and my house. I found a very similar style at Delia‘s for $39.50.

Trena reminded me last night that Delia’s was for juniors and I told her that’s why I shop them online. The last time I went in to that store I felt like a cougar. I pretended I was shopping for a younger cousin.


The second tracing was supposed to be the #125 blouse from January ’08 on the left. But, I traced the #117 blouse from December over on the right. Funny thing about this. I DON’T EVEN HAVE THE JANUARY EDITION YET. I had no ability to trace it out. But, tracing at midnight last night, I just pulled a pattern with pleated sleeves and didn’t realize it wasn’t the right one. This morning I’m like, “where is the collar”? The first is close to one I saw at Bebe’s this week for $69. Meh.

Today, two hours sewing, then two hours cleaning!