Monday, November 11, 2013

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

She says ignoring the train whistle in the background...

Back to sewing soon, I can feel it.

Securities and Exchange Commission quarterly corporate filing deadlines are this week, then my life returns to normal.
The good normal I mean, not the frantic, late night panic, rub your eyes and edit this spreadsheet normal.
Marfy 9462 pattern
What to do now?  

So many thing in progress, how do you chose?  I need to finish the blouse 9462, and then there are those pants sitting in a pile.

Free downloadable pdfs!
But, Marfy also has free patterns for download that need testing!  I'm lovin the jacket, the collar is so flattering.  It comes as a pdf, and I'm really liking the pdf patterns! I like the fact that yo can store them as a file and when you get ready to sew you know right where it is.

  • Downside: its a wierd paper size, A4???? I argued with the printer and finally got it to print on letter size., but it really, really wants size A4
  • Upside:  they use different colors for the lines for the different size!  Why didn't Burda think of this?
  • Upside:  only one garment per printing!  This is nice if you have ever been tracing a pant leg and wandered off down a sleeve.  You know who you are...

*sigh*  MUST FINISH ONE THING FIRST!  The blouse, must finish the blouse first!

I've also decided to buy a new machine, a Bernina 930.  Found one on Craig's List for $600 (with a nice table) but I wrung my hands, pondered and missed the boat.

Am I the only one who feels the emotional need to buy sewing things when I have the least amount of time to use them?  It somehow fulfils my need for progress.

I do need a heavier machine, I have the pieces of a gun-metal leather moto-jacket sitting in a box, and my cotton/poly/nylon jeans are wearing out. (FWIW, nothing beats good cotton denim, as heavy as your machine can handle it)

Back to work for now,
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