Monday, May 16, 2016

It's Alive!

Hello, Friends!  After a rash of emails and comments I figured I had better touch base to let you all know that I am alright.  So much is going on that my head has been spinning for the last couple months.  Where to start?

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I have been doing some sewing, but certainly not up to my normal level of productiveness.   Here are some of the things that I have sewn lately:

This is McCall's M5640.  I sewed the pattern in a lovely multicolor cotton voile that is so soft and cool.  This is going to be my go to Summer pajama pattern.

This is a modified version of McCall's M5640 that I made for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's day.  She loves wearing snap front dusters over her night clothes, so I decided to make her a pretty one.  The picture here really doesn't do the fabric justice.

This top is McCall's M6960.  I have been wanting to sew this pattern for a while.  Though I am not one to fear showing my cleavage this one went a little too low even for me, so I sewed in a piece of lace as a modesty panel, and have adjusted the neckline on the pattern, because I will be making this one again.

This final top is McCall's M6970 in a seersucker fabric that I had purchased from Hancock as they were going out of business.  I had a really hard time deciding how to center the stripes on this top.  I love the v notch in the neckline though and am really pleased with how this creation turned out.

In addition to these items, I have also sewn myself some self drafted chambray shorts that I intend to live in over the coming warmer months.

In the midst of all this sewing I decided to make myself a bathing suit.  I went with making Butterick  B5795.  That turned in to a wadder very quickly.  The bridge (area between the twins) of this pattern was a full 4 inches wide.  Who has that much space between their boobs?  I certainly don't!

I was actually rocking along quite well with my sewing and then this happened two days before we left for vacation (and five minutes before the listing agent for our house was set to arrive).

When you have hyper-mobile joints, these kinds of things seem to happen to you at the most inopportune time.  Not that there is exactly an opportune time to rupture a ligament.  I spent most of my vacation rolling around on a knee walker.  But hey, vacation is vacation and a little thing like a busted ankle wasn't going to hold me down!

In other news our house goes on the market any day now, and we will soon be heading to Tennessee where my husband will start a new job next week.  My son and I will join him once school is out for the Summer.  Unfortunately, that means that I probably will not be sewing for a few months.  We will be in temporary housing through July 31st.  On top of that my precious sewing room has been turned in to an office for staging the house, and my sewing stuff will be in storage until we purchase and move in to a house in Tennessee.

Now, that I have gotten you all caught up on what has been happening here, I just also want to say that I am sorry for disappearing on you all.  I haven't been commenting on other blogs.  I have had invitations to collaborate that I have had to turn down, and I feel like I have been an all around awful bloggy friend.  To my dear friend Andie...I know it has been forever.  I will not leave for Tennessee without rectifying the situation.

So, friends are any of you in Tennessee?  I am looking forward to being close to Sir's Fabric!  I always wanted to go there when I lived in Huntsville but never had a reason to go.  Any fabric stores in Central Tennessee that I should be aware of?  I am a ball of nerves and excitement and happiness and jitters, for this new adventure.  That said, I can't wait to get settled and get reconnected with all my friends here in the sewing community, too!