Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekday Sewing

Highly unusual these days, but I actually sewed on a weekday, and that's the proof above. I snuck away from work yesterday for a bit up to the sewing room where I cut out my jeans. Then, since I was on a roll and the bug was biting, I started to sew too. I had to force myself to go back to work. This work stuff really gets in the way of things. ;-)

I love making jeans. I know I'm probably weird but I find all the topstitching to be very relaxing, in that mindless, lose-yourself kind of way. Good thing, because there is a LOT of topstitching to be done on these.

I did add a fly front but kept the same pockets per the pattern. I knew I wouldn't want to spend the extra time to change out the pockets and I was right. I'm also adding traditional jeans back patch pockets. My rear needs something to break up the wide expanse. ;-)

I would've continued working on these last night but I had to go to the grocery store. The cupboards were nearly bare, which is not a good thing in this house. Then I threw some laundry into the washer, got caught up in the football game on TV, and slowly felt all the energy drain from my body. Not the best time to be in the sewing room trying to sew straight lines.

Work is a teeny bit slower this week so I'm going to try to put in some 10-20-30 minutes blocks of time to make more progress on these jeans. Of course, it's still about 900 degrees outside so I probably won't even want to wear them for another month.


  1. Aaaah, midweek sewing! I always feel like I've gotten a special treat when I get time to sew anything in the middle of the week.

  2. ll send you some of my rainy and mid-40s weather, if you'd like. Midweek sewing is a good thing.

  3. I really need to start making the mid-week sewing happening, as I have been so busy or traveling on weekends. My sewing machine is lonely!

  4. This is an un-related question although I'm really looking forward to seeing your jeans finished. That's next on my learn how to list.

    I read through earlier postings hoping you had a link to whoever's blog it is that had a list of bra supply sites. I remember reading the list but can't remmember which blog it was. I think it was in Europe. Do you know who that might be and if so, could you point me in that direction? I just took a bra making workshop and would like to order some supplies.

    If you can, please leave a comment at my blog at http://blog.myrnagiesbrecht.com

    Thanks - Myrna

  5. I am so interested in the Petite Patterns jeans pattern, that since you make a statement about it, I must order it! Also, I love Hot Patterns and Trudy is an inspiration to those of us who don't have straight up and down bodies.

  6. I think I found the bra supply list that I was thinking about on Liana's blog at:


    If you know of any other sources, that'd be wonderful too. Thanks

    - Myrna

  7. At least you didn't have a record-breaking 102 over the weekend!! Then again . . . . it's a dry heat.

  8. Myrna,
    Was it possibly Sigrid's Blog? She's done a LOT of bras, and has tutes on her blog, but has ceased blogging, but I think she planned to leave it up:
    Good Luck!


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