Another bunch of randomness similar to the other night, but this time with photos.
I finished this bag earlier this week.
And then yesterday made up a pattern and sewed this bag today.
I really want to sew clothes but I'm paralyzed. I don't need any more casual tees right now. But if I start on dressier work clothes, will they fit in a month? I hope not, and so I don't really want to spend time and good fabric on them. Hence the purses. But I'm really going to need work clothes at some point. I wish I knew what point that is (and what my measurements will be then).
This is what my sewing table looked like this afternoon after finishing a purse. AKA purse vomit. ;-)
I really hate sewing in the midst of a mess. I always start out with a clear table and it ends up like this. I think I need a bigger table.
I ordered some stuff from Nancy's Notions last weekend and it arrived today. Two LED lights to stick onto my machine, mostly because since I can't seem to keep a working lightbulb in my D1. I liked them because they are battery-operated so no cords, and they were cheap — 2 for $15. I haven't worked up the nerve to stick one onto my machine yet. What if I hate it or it gets in the way? I also got some more Wonder Tape, Steam-a-Seam, and clear elastic. The last clear elastic I bought from NN's was Lastin brand. This is Clover. I hope it doesn't suck. Also, can you believe Joann's didn't have any clear elastic or Steam-a-Seam? OK, I know you can, but they used to so what's up with that?
I bought some more patterns. I really need to stop, which you'll see in a minute. One is the Hot Patterns Pussycat blouse that was on clearance at Fabric.com. Another is a McCall's skirt that I bought at Joann's on sale last weekend. The other is a Vogue dress I bought from BMV a couple of weeks ago (with others, but I didn't photograph those yet). Which reminds me, I still have to finish that HP dress once my replacement fabric arrives.
Also from Joann's last weekend, 3 more Vogues. Vogue 1250 I had bought during the BMV sale and have muslined it as you saw a couple of weeks ago. I need to return to it. Do you see a pattern (hah!) here? The dress in the upper left I will probably not make/wear for a long time, if ever. Unless I need to go to a wedding after I lose a lot more weight. I just know this is a good style for me and it's a pretty much a classic, so maybe it will still be passably in style when my tummy disappears.
What is up with the huge Vogue envelopes anyway? Have they always been like this? I don't usually buy many Vogues. It irritates my OCD for having everything fit in the pattern ziplocks and cabinet drawers orderly. Oh wait, it's the "designer" patterns, right?
This is why I need to stop buying patterns. All of these are my "short list." Yeah, really.
I got a call today while I was out, from another law firm I had sent a resume to (I wouldn't type such a grammatically bad sentence if they hired me). Maybe they'll interview me. I think they wanted to pre-screen me before inviting me over. That's an easy guess since the woman calling pretty much said as much without explicitly saying those words. I'll give them a call back tomorrow.
I've noticed some bloggers getting ready to sew for Autumn and Winter. They are ready for summer to be over. It must be the Florida in me, but I am NEVER ready for summer to be over. Which is a good thing, since it so very rarely is over around here. I'll be sewing for hot weather for at least 4 more months. If I had to switch seasons every 3 months, I'd never be caught up.
Tyler sent me a funny video tonight. He's working night shift in Yuma. They pranked their SSgt. One skinny guy hid in the mini fridge and when the SSgt went to open it for a drink, he got a big shock. I'd link you to it, but it's full of F Bombs, since that's pretty much the only word Marines know. Oh, and "Rah." LMAO. ;-)
I found out yesterday that a USO center has been approved (finally) for Tampa International Airport. When my life gets back together, I'd like to volunteer there when I can. It's not supposed to be finished until 2013. I hope my life is back together by then.
Who has Laura's blog URL? The Laura who, with her BF Hans, is on her way to Florida? Hers is one of the links I lost and can't find.
It's almost 2 AM. I should go to bed. Or something.