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Small projects I decided to finish...finally.

Hello lovely people.

I'm sorry for my sparse posting these last couple of months. If I'm not trolling the tubal interwebs looking for jobs, I'm trolling netflix watching movies. Oh Netflix, you will be the death of me.

I really have not felt like getting involved in a big sewing project. I've just wanted to simmer, do some small things, look over what I've done and see if there are any holes in my wardrobe. Turns out there are a whole lot of holes in my wardrobe.

Blouses: I'm fresh out. All are either too big or just not my current vintage style.
Pants: I wear my homemade jeans to death. I need a few petal pushes for summer.
Skirts: I need some nice everyday solid color skirts to go with the blouses I'm planning on making.
Foundation garments: I need to bite the bullet and make a corset.
Hats: Need I say more?

How did I come to this wardrobe deficit conclusion? This past weekend I cleaned out my closets.

Surprisingly I didn't toss a lot of stuff. I simply reorganized and sorted. I realized that nearly 60% of my closet were things that were too big, I didn't wear because they needed to be refashioned, or I was over them (that's what ended up in those bags).

So as we speak, I'm down to 7 dresses, two blouses, and five skirts that are in non-fixing rotation. I need more than that.

I feel this is a good time for me to rework some of my early projects that I still have stored that I just could not get rid of because the fabric was too good. Plus, I have a few things I've made of vintage fabric that I'm going to rework, a flower border
print skirt being one of them.

I also plan to look through my stash of vintage fabric and make some items with what I have. Why am I saving this great fabric if I'm not going to make something with it?

Speaking of which.

I know, Ned is getting fresh with Onda.
I finally finished the purple flower blouse and now I'm working on my second one with a vintage (1940's) cotton lawn. I cut it out and sewed it today.

I also finally fixed up my steamer by adding a wood pole to hold the steaming arm. Plus I finally finished 6 of the block of my quilt. I have two more completed blocks to add to this block. Yes, I'm still working on the quilt. Slowly but surely :)

I will say cleaning out the closet was a good eye opener for me. Now I know what I'm going to work on for Make & Mend this July. It's coming up, people. You better get your engines running!

Okay, I'm off. Have a great day.


  1. Yay make and mend! I have a pile ready to go!

  2. I'm in the same position--a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear. Summers in Ohio are short lived and I didn't buy or sew much last year. I made 2 tops last month and I find myself rotating them. Gotta get busy. The quilting project is beautiful. Ned and Onda--what can I say? It was just a matter of time before he made his move. Onda is such a classy lady. (I know--I'm such a nut--I hear stories in my mind about them) :] BTW what happened to Vintageville?

  3. Vintageville is still being worked on. Im finishing up a few more characters then Im going to start the series.

  4. I will have to take my M&M pile with me to work, but the boss will be out of town so the part where I pack the sewing machine and take it with me won't be too offputting. Yes, I can sew and process mail and answer phones. I do it at home all the time. And lord knows I have a laundry basket of stuff and some kids waiting for it to be done (before they outgrow the things they want amended).


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