This upcoming weekend is the annual Sewing Retreat offered by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and I’m getting myself organized.
Sewing Karma decided I was getting a bit too big for my britches.
My mother is impossible to shop for. Like a lot of people of a certain age, she buys what she wants, and she doesn’t have enough space to bring anything new into her small house. When I was home in October she went on and on about a certain vest. I told her that I’d buy it for her for Christmas, but at about $Cdn 300 it was a bit pricey. Instead, I decided to hold my breath and actually sew something for someone else.
I’m planning to be a lot more deliberate in 2017. While there will be goals for weight, body fat, meditation, writing and home organization, this post is all about sewing.
So occasionally we all make something that isn’t completely successful. And the Seamwork Magazine Addison top was one of those projects for me.
Seamwork is an online magazine. For a low subscription price you have access to the magazine, plus you earn credits towards purchasing patterns. The patterns are downloaded then printed, cut and taped together. For my first make, I chose Addison, which needs about 32 pieces of letter-sized paper. After spending a full evening cutting and taping, I discovered that my local UPS store will print for me on big paper. I’ve tucked that in the back of my mind for the next downloaded pattern project.