So I haven’t been posting too much lately, but I have been sewing. About 4-12 hours a day, actually. It seems like the more sewing I do, the more I have to do. So much sewing, but not for me. Sigh. I mean, I am grateful for the business, and I am more than willing to do the work, but I also have so many awesome stash fabrics that want to be worn dang it! Though at this rate I won’t be doing much garment sewing until July. Definitely will be doing skating costumes almost non-stop for the next three months. With a few garments for my sister thrown in for good measure…
I have also been keeping up with my blog reading, but I haven’t been writing a lot of comments. Or writing much of anything on my own blog either. Though there are a few things I will hopefully have time to post in the near future: (1) The Russian Burda has been taunting me with the page for the May Burda magazine, but none of the model photos have been posted yet. I will continue to check back several times a day until the preview is up though… (2) I also have a mostly finished birthday dress (that missed being done for my birthday), but I need to fix the wonkiest zipper insertion ever. With any luck I can do a pattern review post on the Butterick pattern I used soon. (3) Since I have been doing so much sewing of skating costumes I have been working to finish my tutorial posts. I still need to take some pictures, but with any luck I should have those going up by the end of the month. (4) I have also been wanting to do a skating update and posting more videos and more discussions about equipment, but I haven’t had a lot of time to get things written. (5) I have at least one more book review to post soon too.
Ah, yeah. One of the conundrums of having a sewing blog – usually the amount of blogging is inversely proportional to the amount of sewing. So I am feeling very behind in my posting. But at least I have been getting sewing done! Even if it is for other people. On the upside of that, doing all of this sewing for other people meant I had to take a trip to the LA garment district, where, of course, I had to stop at the Michael Levine Loft, home of the $2.50 per pound price tag. I didn’t find as much awesomeness as last year, but I did find a few fun fabrics to add to my stash:
|Top Left: Teal ribbed double knit. Possibly enough for a long sleeved dress for winter?
Bottom Left: Striped (rayon?) jersey. Only enough for a tank top for summer.
Right: Soft sweater knit. I might have enough for a drapey cardigan and a cozy winter top.
|Left: White spandex (for skating stuff).
Right: Beautiful jacket-weight woven of mystery fiber content.
It has a lovely drape and is so soft. The color and texture are gorgeous too.
And it was so cheap! Fabric love.
And my splurge – an embroidered pannel fabric that I just couldn’t leave in LA:
|So pretty! Photos don’t even begin to describe…|
Sadly, these fabrics are going to have to be stashified for a while. Though since a lot of them are winter-weight knits that might be ok. Either way… it is time for me to get back to stitching the glitter stretch velvet!