Monday, January 1, 2007

On deck for Monday

I finished cutting out my next pair of Simplicity 4068 pants/jeans while waiting for the ball to drop tonight.

I ordered "denim" fabric from and when it arrived, it felt like something to recover a sofa. But, a few trips through the washer/dryer softened it up rather nicely. It's denim-like, but it's not a twill weave. Still, it will make nice blue jeans and will go with nearly any top. I bought the last 4 yards according to the website but it was a very generous cut and I have enough left for another pair. I'll probably sew something for one of the boys, but I'm not in a hurry since Santa brought them each a few new pairs of jeans.

When these are done, I'll give the pattern a rest for a bit even though I still have at least 3 pairs of jeans I want to make before winter is over. But since winter hasn't even really started here yet, I figure I have a little more time. I'd like to get started on a denim jacket, using fabric #3 from the pic below, I think. I have a couple of others in the stash that would work too.

The pattern I have in mind is from Burda WOF, but the issue is upstairs and I forget exactly which one it is. I'll post that pic and line drawing later.

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year!!!!!

    (I love fabric #3, btw).

  2. We're not in winter yet, either, and this is Illinois! Weird.

    I've made exactly ONE thing in the 2 weeks I've been off from work and that was a sleeveless shell to wear under a jacket that I have only half finished. Ooh, you put me to shame. But I do like to read about all that YOU sew!

    Kudos to you for your many informative and interesting blog postings this past year. Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year Debbie!!! I hope you get lots of sewing done this year.


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