I did make a top and pants, do a little weaving, play with dogs. cats, horses and goats, enjoy my Dad's weaving and finished organizing my uber small sewing area.
Let's work down that fun list of what went on.
A test top was sewn and boy, talk about the difference in fit. I am glad this was 100% testing, it fit, but not anything well enough to bother finishing. This was a Burda pattern and the adjustments are so many and short sleeve top patterns so plentiful, we'll just go on and try another pattern. The fabric old and ugly left over from a garage sale find. A third pair of my much loved Sewing Workshop pants was made and I am super happy.
The fit is perfect, no surprises and it is such an easy and comfortable pair of pants you can't lose with this one. The little pocket detail is linen ribbon and matches the warp fibers of this fabric perfectly. Since it is a stretch denim it serves to stabilize the pocket
too. I could have done interfacing but this was much more fun.
I really need to find a good fly front trouser pattern for a more tailored look, and the search is on.
My Dad made another beautiful rug on his beast of a Harrisville/Collingwood loom.
He does a great job at the Damascus edge too and I know this takes a long tedious time, but the results, priceless.
I can hardly wait to get my hands on it for a close up. The offer has been thrown out there to give the loom a try when I head out for my visit.
Sewing room organization really ended up being pattern organizing.
I don't have many, although I did have some older ones and I parted with them for different reasons, mostly style and size. (The horrible vest pattern is sitting BY the trash, so if someone wants to give it a go, speak up or forever hold your peace.) I decided that putting my pattern envelopes in binders, along with directions
and putting the pattern pieces in plastic zip locks and filing them by number would work best for me. I can peruse my patterns organized by type (top, pants, coat etc.) easily and then pull it numerically if I want to use it.
It beats constantly flipping through envelopes, some of different sizes etc looking for just one thing. Plus it's fun to go through the binders and more portable. I can pull the yardage right off the pattern back . If I find a pattern online and I'm not sure I have it, I only need to check the patterns themselves filed by number. Should I get that tight on room, the box of patterns can go into another closet since it's the pattern envelopes that we all start with when choosing the next project.
Parting Shot: In My Own Little Corner, On my Own Little Chair