Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's a New Year...Monday Musings

Although I haven't gotten a lot of sewing done recently, I did manage to finish a fully-lined version of Simplicity 2648. I used a black polyester garbardine from my stash -- ala LBD. Please forgive the wrinkles.

I also used Jessica's lining a sleeveless dress tutorial and let me tell you, it was spot-on. I highly recommend you bookmark the link. It was really convenient to have my laptop right next to my sewing machine.

I'm still recovering from my knee surgery which is the main reason my sewing is suffering. In the past I was able to have marathon sewing sessions and while I won't be having any anytime soon, I expect my sewing to pick up substantially. In fact I am prewashing the fabric for my next project...Vogue 1257. Last summer I became fanatical about lining everything and that hasn't changed. I am going over in my mind how to line this dress as well.

  • Did you see the latest episode of Hoarders? Three inches of German cockroaches? Really?
  • Did you make any New Year's resolutions? I didn't and never do.
  • I wonder how long it will be before I can wear heels again?
  • Now that my knee is on the mend I hope I can get back to my exercise schedule.
  • Reality TV?...enough already.
  • Mob wives? Really?
  • I got a JoAnns gift card for Christmas. Yippee!
  • The days are getting longer...Spring is on the way.
  • I just finished a great book...Why Me. I downloaded it from B&N onto my tablet. It's only 60 pgs.


  1. Okay can you please tell me what is the big deal about V1257? Seriously, I think the pattern is just not that flattering so I will be eagerly waiting to see how you work this one out.

    And shoes...girl they are coming! Just rest that knee so that you can get back to wearing them and doing the things you do?

    Have you thought about coming to NYC for PR weekend?

  2. Very nice dress! I checked out the lining tutorial as well - good info. I know what you mean about reality tv - enough already. Wishing you and your family a Healthy and Happy New Year! Take care!

  3. Happy New Year and glad you are on the mend. Lovely dress and have used Jessica's tutorial as well. I will stay tuned for V 1257, which I picked up recently during a sale.

  4. It's good to see you post. I like your dress.