|Notebook of skirt pattern envelopes|
|Drawer full of patterns in plastic sleeves|
I used to keep a notebook of sewing projects, making notes each time I sewed the pattern. I did find this enormously helpful as I started sewing more fashion sewing projects. Today I don't maintain this notebook procedure as rigorously. I'm more careful to make a fitting muslin each time and have an adjusted pattern that I can trust. I also have a better number of TNT patterns that I know fit me and only adjust some design features (collars, sleeves, front edges) And now that I am blogging more regularly this blog and the pattern reviews are good reminders as to what adjustments I made and lessons learned from each pattern.
I should be working on the March jacket a month but found a tweed bias skirt already cut out yesterday. So I'm going to work on this skirt and "get 'er done." Since we've got a major bathroom remodel project going on down the hall (and discovering all sorts of surprises when the cabinets came out) I've decided to focus on simple projects this week. Next week we should have those surprises resolved and I'll be able to focus on a more challenging sewing project.
Want to see some before pics? We had a large master bath with huge mirrors and a very yellowed un-used arcylic jet tub. Big changes coming. No master bath tub (there's a bathtub down the hall) and double sinks along one wall plus no more bulheads looming overhead with ugly flourescent lighting. Surprises, you ask? Well, one sink had a slow leak going on and the other wall will have to be re-sheetrocked since a pipe edge is 1/2 " too wide into the room.
|Notice how the old sink was crunched into that corner.|
|Bye bye yellowed acrylic tub (or planter box,whichever you prefer.)|
|Good bye bulkheads|