This was my long weekend week, but it felt short because the first two days were taken up by a day of liquid diet and then my colonoscopy. So two days of very much unpleasantness. I now have visual confirmation of diverticulosis and we're still waiting on biopsy results. Here's hoping for a clean report. The doctor said he is quite sure that I do not have celiac disease, and that I might be gluten sensitive after I told him cutting back seems to help. And I have a life of no red meat and high fiber diet to look forward to. Not that hard for me.
|Vogue 8701 Skirt Hanging Out|
However, after those two days, Friday turned out to be an extremely productive day in the sewing arena. I managed to a large amount of prep work and I now have a pile of things to sew. About five, I think? Hopefully this weekend I'll have the sewing machines smoking, after I sleep in on Thursday. This included cutting out a black version of the Candy Plaid dress and sewing up the skirt to hang during the week so I don't have to wait to hem it later. This is a rayon/wool gabardine blend (but drapes like crepe?) from Fabric Mart.
I also ordered the Laurel from Colette Patterns and started working on some ideas for the contest. This was one of them:
|Please disregard the mess behind the dress form.|
This was a drape approximate to the silhouette I hope the Laurel will provide once I change the darts to French ones. I have several pieces in my stash that could be just the right size for this. I do hope I can make this pattern work for me. I have many ideas and it would be easy for work wear. Win/Win
Other things I did this weekend included make laundry detergent, and re-arrange the linen closet so that it doesn't look like someone just shoved everything in there haphazardly. Out of this I now have a pile of mismatched/worn out sheets ready to be used for muslin or costuming. I also recovered my ironing board in fabric that makes me smile.
|Fabric came to me from Mother's stash.|
Oh! And I bought some water repellent cotton drill from Fabricmart to make the new Sewaholic trench coat pattern. I requested to have a copy put on hold at the local fabric shop when they come in. This stuff is beefy and will give me an excuse to break out Mom's Viking (beefy/viking... get it?).
If I have the energy during my work days, I may cut out another Tiramisu in a lovely lavender rayon knit in my stash. My thinking on this is that I won't have to change thread after sewing up my lavender TNT blouse. Its all about efficiency. And I have a muslin of Gertie's pencil skirt cut out. That one should be a fairly easy fit and sew.
Then I may be ready to tackle pants (trousers). Felicity wants the yellow jeans I promised her, too. And some super simple curtains for Simon's room. AND, I still have a friend's RTW jacket that I offered to repair oh... months ago.
So that's all that is on my plate. What have y'all got going? Sewing or otherwise, I want to know! Make me feel like I'm not the only one with crazy busy work load, please?