Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Starting something new

So what do I do when I am stuck in neutral?  Well, I shift into high gear and start moving forward again!!  I'm sorry everyone, but I just haven't had the heart to finish NL6034.  Tell me, if any of you have this pattern, have you finished it yet?  I am still excited to see how it will turn out when I do sit down and finish it, but I'm not quite sure what the hold up is concerning this pattern.  I think deep down I really want it to be so nice that I am scared to mess up and have to start over again.

No matter, I am moving on to something else for the time being.  The next time I bring up NL6034 will be because it is finished, okay?

Well, my birthday is coming up on June 29th.  I will be the big 3-1 (really, where does the time go)?  I was talking to my mom about it and she said "Great Vanessa!  Now you will only be 9 years away from 40!!"  Her statement took me by surprise, and I had the realization that, yes, one day, Lord willing, I will be 40.  40 just sounds so...(forgive me) old.

I think that every young person has an age in their mind that they considered "When I get to be _______, boy will I be old!"  40 is that number for me.  Yes, I know 9 years is not close to 40 by a long shot, but I'm just sharing my "Ah-ha" moment from my mom making that statement.

Anyhow, so I will be 31 years young, and I plan on enjoying the day with a little peace, quiet, and hubby time.  Last year I had a big party, but this year I want to spend time with my family and enjoy being blessed with another year of life.  I mention all of this to say that I will be sewing something special for my little princess for my birthday:

I bought this pattern a couple of months ago, but didn't really have the right fabric for it.  The fabric above is a cotton jersey I bought that behaves more like a stable knit.  I wanted to make a cute knit top from it, but I think I need something with a bit more stretch and recovery.  So...I am turning this fabric into an adorable summer dress that my sweetie can wear for my birthday!

I am excited because this will be my first attempt at a Project Runway pattern.  I already peeked inside of the envelope, and it gives you a Croquis Kit ( a rough draft, sketch kit) so that you can choose the design elements you want and conceptualize them on paper!  Wow!  It seems so fancy, smancy!

So that is what I will be up to for the next couple of weeks.  I will keep you updated on my progress, as always.  Have fun sewing this week!

Stay sew-filled!


  1. I never finished the leggings either...and that's after two muslins!
    Happy birthday!

  2. Hi Vanessa. Watch the "old" business. LOL. I agree when I was younger, I thought 40 was one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. A month from now I'm looking at being a half century old. 40 seemed like puberty for me. Anyhoo, I hope you do finish the project.
    Carolyn of has some great tips and suggestions for making leggings.


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