random updates, let’s all get excited

– My completed Meringue skirt and cropped trouser muslin have gone missing.  I folded them up, sat them on my open ironing board, and they were never seen again.  This is actually the Twilight Zone, I realize.  I tried my hand at pattern drafting for the first time [cue the titters and guffaws] but I’d like to keep some semblance of order round here and post the other projects first.  Let’s all light our Santa Burdita (Sainte Colette?) candles tonight, team, and hopefully the bottoms will show up.

– I’ve come to the conclusion that everything in my stash is either too good to cut or too ugly to use.  I’m not sure if I can consider this progress.

– I ran into Oona and Maddie of Madalynne in an elevator, last week.  I ended up babbling senselessly at Oona while full-on staring at Maddie because I was trying to construct a compliment to her without the use of the word underpants.  “Love your blog!”  “Used your bodice block tutorial yesterday!” while both true, did not make it out of my mouth.  Social situations, I win all of them.

– I finally visited New York Elegant Fabrics the other day.  It is vaaast.  The way that they showcase their brocades is faaancy.  Their fabrics are priced higher than B&J.  Seriously, Liberty Tana lawn costs ten bucks more at NYEF than it does at B&J.  This gets filed squarely under “Bitches. . .So Cray.”

– There are totally Garment District store review blogs out there, but I kind of want to write one where I channel the voices of Michael K from D-Listed and Job from Banshee.  There would be many GIFs.  This would be an excellent use of everyone’s time, yes?

– I’m trying to shy away from grand pronouncements (because they are the first step to failure), but I have made a list of the only five garments and six accessories I would buy this year, were I to exercise some sort of restraint.  Not fasting, per se, but an extension of the resolution to buy fewer, better things and to sew more.  This whole business reeks of disaster.  I like it.

I have class in the morning, so I have no idea why I’m writing this.  Linear mapping, yay!

10 thoughts on “random updates, let’s all get excited”

  1. I so need to see that Garment District review- it would be hilarious! And so get you with the social situations- I ended up mumbling to myself frequently when I met up with some rad bloggers earlier this year. I hear all the cool kids are incoherent!

  2. Haha I feel your pain with the elevator scene! (Though I’m also a bit jealous of how NYC seems to be crammed with sewing bloggers–you just bumped into each other? on an elevator? whaaat.)
    Also just wanted to say please do post about about your pattern drafting (no disrespect to the meringue and trousers)! I, at least, love hearing about that sort of thing.

    1. Hey, Meraj! Okay, so New York is lousing with bloggers (sewing and non) who either live here or are visiting. But, I ran into these guys in the elevator of a fabric store’s building, so I’m not sure this counts. Also, aren’t there loads of bloggers in Toronto? I always imagine that you guys are like a wee, tight-knit club.

      As soon as I tame my pattern’s Vulcan master shoulders and chest puddle, I will totally post a pattern-drafting thing.

  3. I hear ya on the too good to cut or too ugly to use front!! I have some fabric that is waiting till I get better at this sewing thing!!

    1. Right? I live in fear of pairing a much-loved fabric with the wrong pattern. Then again, I literally *just* bought two yards of a pretty silk for a blouse and now I’m fretting that I should have gotten more so that I can make a dress.

      Also, I just glanced at your practice bound buttonhole, and I think you’re already pretty great at this sewing thing.

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