|half and 3/4 circle skirts|
for The Musical One
|Circles for The Princess|
2. Hubby's anniversary shirt. I bought 3 lengths of fun, conversation prints to make JB bowling style shirts last summer. The first one was to have been done for the Bridal Showerl last August (but I didn't have enough fabric to pattern match and had to order more). In the midst of my crazy Christmas Crafting I cut out 1 shirt for JB and have been slowly sewing it up. Stalled because I'm past the deadline - hoping to finish in time for him to wear to see Dirty Dancing at the end of the month. Were I'm at now? needs sleeve hems, buttonholes & buttons.
I spent an hour tonight after dinner and before right now working on this shirt. The pattern match is pretty good across the front, but not perfect. It's horrible at the sides and what do you do across the sleeves? Seriously?! Anyway - all it needs now is buttons and buttonholes. I have a few choices - what do you all think? From left to right: Taupe (I think my preference); 2 hole black; 4 hole black; 2 hole wood, 4 hole bleached wood.
3. My Christmas dress. I was heavily influenced by Tanya and her lovely dresses. Then I got an email from Fabric.com with 'sparkly' material. I cannot turn away from sparkles (apparently, I'm turning into a crow in my old age!). I had the pattern already. Where I'm at and why am I stalled? See #2 above - past the holidays, but again, might be appropriate to wear at the end of the month. Stalled because I didn't read the directions and did the collar wrong - which has since been fixed. So much left to do: set in sleeves, buttons, buttonholes, add skirt, add side zipper; hem. About 3 hours of work. I'm shocked by how much and at the same time, rather amazed at how little I can get done in 60 minutes. But I guess every seam I get done is one less to do, right?
4. Machine Embroidered (Late) Holiday Gifts. anytime you add late. Stalled because my computer stopped talking to my dongle. Have to take computer to sewing machine dealer to figure it out. Think my dongle is corrupt - don't want to deal with it.
5. I have 5 other dresses and a top cut out. Stalled because - well because. For me - anytime something is pre-cut and I don't get to it right away it hangs over my head and makes me feel guilty! I get to the point where I don't want to make them up - don't care if they ever become clothes in my closet. The guilt stops me from walking into the room. But some of these dresses I really, really want to wear - the color blocked dress is there and a lovely fallish printed corduroy Odette, a myrtle and a boucle sheath dress.
So - do you know what makes your SewJo go missing?