Saturday, October 19, 2013

Back At It

I've been tempted to leave off blogging--but I SO enjoy the online sewing blogging community!  ...and, frankly, I enjoy blogging--the whole creative and sharing process.   After reading about the whole online quandry of much younger bloggers on Sew Well, I feel so validated and inspired to get back to my blog.  Just for the joy of it.

My daughter Nikki, at Fancy That, always says "just pick up where you're at."  So, I'm going to take her advice and do just that.  

I've been back in UB for--wowzers!  About a month!  I was thinking a few weeks.  That explains a lot.

Anyway.  The fabric shopping here has become even more incredible.  I have to shop by feel for the most part, but man, the selection here is crazy.  I even stumble on a small shop selling amazing Italian ponte knits for about $7-$8 a meter.  

What's on the sewing table today:  A coat from this crazy wool/ fleece piece that actually caught my husband's eye last winter (yes, he's rare and special and I'm keeping him :)  
The wooly side has this crazy 3-dimensional thread scroll

The underside is super soft with a fleece-y feel.  But no stretch


Now, any patterns I use I have to bring.  Or download (not first choice).  Then there are Burda Style Magazines.  They have them here.  All in Russian which was a bit daunting.  So, I subscribed to the US.  I scooped up the lot and said husband offered to take them back in his carry on.  See?  A keeper indeed.  


Oh.  My.  Goodness.
Navigating LA freeways comes to mind



It took me A WEEK to trace the pattern pieces, add the seam allowances, etc.  A bit of insanity, no?  Hats off to women who grow up with these things.  And continue to sew.

...but look what I scored for about $3:  7 METERS of satin bias for the Hong Kong seam finish I want to do and these very intriguing sew-on clasp thingies in blue & black.  



Stay tuned!  I started sewing today and things are looking good ;)

I end with yet another tribute to The Man:
Just because.  sigh. 


1 comment:

Nikki said...

Wow, that Burda is CRAZY! That's what's always deterred me from trying any from the magazine. More power to ya :)