Ok, as you know "Sewing Jots & Tittles" is my weekly post where I get to ramble on and on about sewing related stuff that's been on my mind. Here's what I've been thinking.
Desperate Blogger: I've been TRYING desperately to post more! Things just have been a little busy and between 3 sewing projects currently in the works and much client work in addition to everything else. You know how crazy our lives can get. I miss "hanging out" with you guys and reading alot of your posts. After Easter, things will slow down a bit and I should be able to post and "visit" with you more! You know I can't live without my daily dose of K-Line (wink)!
Withdrawal: I'm still very much on my high with Spring sewing as mentioned in my last post. With that said I'm going to have to withdraw from the "Jacket of the Month" challenge. I mean, I don't know why I tried to kid myself. I live in one of the most sub-tropical states in the US and we broke high temperature records last year. It gets HOT & Humid here----like 115 F on a steamy day. I thought I could make some cute Spring/ Summer jackets but that idea is just ridiculous. And I refuse to sew cold weather jackets now (when it comes to sewing I don't do the whole delayed gratification thing.) Besides, I've got too many cute Spring/Summer items to sew. I'll save my jacket sewing for the end of summer.
Easter Dresses: My daughter's is cut out and 90% complete. I just have to add the zipper, hem it, and add a waist sash. I think I'm going to go with a brown satin sash to coordinate with my fabric. The dress is cute--nothing spectacular--and I think the crinkly gauze gives it a nice effect! Here's the pattern and her dress below.
With her dress almost done that leaves mine to cut out and sew. I'm actually having second thoughts about my dress (not uncommon for me). I'm questioning my print and hoping it's not too much. Again, my gut tells me I'm fine so I'll work on cutting it out today and getting it sewn up in the next few days.
Saw this ad in the newspaper and I am so THANKFUL to God that I know how to sew. Did you see those prices? The dress on the left is cute and all but it's priced at $178. I don't care if it is chiffon and is draped all nice, that's a LOT for one dress! You know how much fabric you can get for that? LOL!
Fabric Love: I found this fabric the other day when I stopped by Jo-Ann's to pick up some notions for my Easter dresses. I passed it up the last time I was in the store and just knew I had to pick it up. It's a floral charmeuse print and the colors are quite rich (excused my out of focus pic, too lazy to take another one). I haven't decided a pattern yet, but I'm thinking a cute, flowy top of some sort with white pants. Hmmmm......
BTW, when I walked in the store the line was absolutely CRAZY. The Daffodil Dash sale was going on and the whole store was full. The line was like25 people long. it was ridiculous!
I was hoping and praying the line would clear so I could go pick up my daughter. Fortunately it did!
Jumpsuit Fever: In addition to all of the clothes I mentioned an interest in sewing in the next few months (see last post), I failed to mention a jumpsuit. I have been wanting one since last year. I purchased some super matte jersey in black and plan to make this little number real soon.....
Burda Patterns on sale at Hancock's--- I'm still upset that I missed this sale a couple of weeks ago. I think the patterns were on sale for $2.99 or so. In my years of sewing I've NEVER seen these on sale. Back in the day you could use Jo-Ann coupons to discount them before they change that. I didn't know Hancock carried them. This must be new---because my local store only carried Kwik Sew and the basic 4 plus New Look. I still don't know about my local store. But I guarantee I won't miss the next sale like this---even if I have to order them online (I wonder if I can???). I just love Burda patterns. The look and fit is so European and shapely!