Friday, May 28, 2010

Three Day Weekend Sewing!

Memorial Day at last! I have a lot of things planned for the weekend, including my first foray back into the Craft Lounge since vacation. And it is a newly transformed Lounge, too. My fabric stash has been moved from a crammed-full old dresser into large plastic sweater boxes that slide neatly away under the bed. Much easier to find what I am looking for this way!

I am also in the process of de- or un-stashing some the the fabrics I bought that perhaps were not the best idea - fabrics that either seduced me with their low price or that I ordered on line, but ultimately don't love. I'm trying to use them up as muslin. Fellow sewists - what do you do with your more ill advised purchases?

Anyway, I cut both of the tops that I plan to work on this weekend in two of my cheap knits "muslins". I'm starting with this Vogue Today's Fit pattern:

And I also plan to work on this Kwik Sew basic tee:

I also plan to head back to work on my pants muslin. And I have to admit to having trepidations. It seems like every time I try to make pants, I end up losing weight (LOL - I should try to make pants all the time, no?). Anyway, I thought I had the fit just about perfected before my travel, but, well, we'll have to see how they are doing now.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!


Andrea said...

I hope you have a lovely weekend. I've made the Vogue pattern before and loved it.

Faye Lewis said...

I tried the vogue pattern two time, both times turned into wadders. I don't know why everyone in blogland can make this top except me. I'm sure your's will be a success!

Sheila said...

Have a great Memorial Day weekend. As for fabric that I no longer like... I use them to make garments for family members.

Liara said...

I went through and destashed recently. Or tried to. When I saw how big the pile was, I freaked out about the amount of money that had gone into it, decided I couldn't get rid of any of it and put it back. My original plan had been to offer some of it up to my students who sew and then put the rest at our local recycle center (they take all kinds of stuff that other people can then come in and take for free to use). Probably now I'll use them as muslins. Or maybe I'll destash in smaller amounts.