Saturday, January 4, 2014

Coming soon...

Hello everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I had some more fabric come in that I ordered, and I realized I made a mistake and ordered a bunch of lightweight sweater knits.  They are so pretty I will have to find a way to use them anyway.  One of them is bound to become a cardigan, for sure.  As for the other two, I will probably just have to wear a tank or cami underneath whatever top I sew.  I am open to any other ideas you may have regarding this.  That just goes to show I have to pay more attention when I am shopping online.

Actually, I must have been in rare form when I was placing this order because I ordered Neon Orange fabric!!  I stared in horror as I was taking it out of the box, but as I held it next to my body it didn't look as bad as I first thought.  So I will see what I end up doing with that piece.  It may even turn out to be my favorite (smile).

Since my last post I have been trying to figure out what the first garment I sew for the year will be.  I am still in the middle of the Sew the Perfect Fit class from Craftsy, but I wanted to start something (on the side) that was a little easier, and less time-consuming.  It took me a couple of days to finally come up with this:


This is Vogue Basic Design 8536.  I love the different neckline variations, and the simple design.  My hope is that this will become a TNT (tried n' true) pattern that I can use throughout the year.

I haven't decided on which View to make yet, but it will definitely be one of the long-sleeved versions.  In fact, I may try a few versions!

Stay sew-filled!


  1. It's so hard to order online sometimes, isn't it?? I've gotten in the habit of just returning things (when I can) if they don't fit my needs; that way they don't languish in the stash forever & I can use the money to buy something I'll sew.

    If you decide the orange is too much, don't forget that you could color block it with navy blue or white. Maybe use it for sleeve & hem bands??

  2. I had to return a few yards of sweater knit that wasn't thick enough for what I needed. That's the only thing about shopping online for fabric, but like Jenna I do return fabric that just doesn't cut it.. I'm sure you will do wonderful things with your fabric, can't wait to see your first garment of 2014!


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