Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Who's Counting?

Hey Peeps: I'm going to be a bit inactive blog-wise this week, not because I don't have anything to say (trust me, it's exciting times here), but because I've got a major work deadline that all happens on Friday. It's the culmination of months of work, and I'm optimistic it's all going to land well -but now the push is on.

Let me say, though, that I will post about my fab forays into fabric/sew shopping and actually making something. Yeah, I know, it might have been prudent to wait for my many books to arrive by mail, or my sewing basics course in mid-Nov., before I started to make clothing... But I didn't say I was careful :-)

Word to wise: My 1-hour Easy! pattern - took 15 hours.

(And yet it was a great learning experience.) But oh, my neck and shoulders.


  1. The sewing will get easier and more relaxed.

    It took me one year to knit my first garment, a simple vest (yes a vest) size 6, so not big either. I'm all for enthusiasm.

  2. Can't wait to see what you made. As you may have read on my blog, I can't even sew patches on a boy scout shirt. I can, however, do buttons. Il faut!

  3. Good luck with the work deadline, and can't wait to see the finished sewing project!

  4. Good luck! I'm sure everything will turn out well.

  5. i also finished up with a huuuuge deadline yesterday. i'm with ya on the adrenaline push of the home stretch!

    i've been taking a weekly evening sewing class at make workshop in nyc, and i feel like i've learned so much already in only a month! i highly recommend her book; it's called "s.e.w." and includes a ton of patterns. definitely the best sewing book for beginners.

    i'm in the middle of making a dress and can't wait to finish it in two weeks :D sewing is definitely up there with cooking as my favorite indulgent 'me-time' after a long day of work.

  6. It would take me 15 hours to sew on a button. So I am VERY impressed that you managed to make something. Pictures please!

  7. Good for you. It can be v. fulfilling to make your own clothes!

  8. i hope you meet the deadline and that your project is a great success!

    and those "easy" sewing patterns are rather deceiving, no? hahha. hang in there. it will get better and easier!

  9. Mardel: great advice. I can't believe it took you a year and yet you kept on. Very committed!

    Tessa: Buttons are hard! I don't care what anyone says.

    Sal: Thank you. It's over now, thank the universe :-) And it went pretty well, all things considered.

    Wendy: It did! Thanks for the good vibes.

    Miss Sophie: The similarities are eerie! I have heard of that book and I'm going to look into it online. Thanks! And good going with the dress...

    Bel: Photos coming. Promise.

    Miss C: On a good day :-)

    J: It is entirely deceiving! Thanks for your well-wishes. Project came together in the end.