SUMMER SEWING PART 1: INTRO

The Type A pin cushion.....yes, I plead guilty but I just got so fed up with picking up bent or blunt pins so I decided to do something about it!!

The Type A pin cushion…..yes, I plead guilty but I just got so fed up with picking up bent or blunt pins so I decided to do something about it!! I was given this lovely wooden pin cushion with puffy top by a co-worker…..it was purchased in Japan – I LOVE it.

Not sure why our sewing slows down in summer? Do you know? Maybe because we have such lovely warm weather as compared to the rest of the year that we just don’t want to be indoors sewing up a storm? All I know is that my summers seem to be different: it is usually JAM PACKED  with sewing: (1) At work I am sewing a great deal and (2) at home …….. so this year is no exception. I do not travel across my territory in the summer months (WHEW! after almost constant travel from Feb to the beginning of July, if someone had mentioned the word “airport” I think I would have run for the hills!?) Anyway it is the ideal time of the year to dream up creative ideas to share in my next travels……and then sew up the samples to Show & Tell this Fall. As well as the ideal time to catch up on all the sewing at home which could not be done during my hectic months of traveling.

I made this about a month ago......Ann's Cardigan & Tank  -  Sewing Workshop Collection pattern. It is made with a very light weight knit print and the pointed side seams have dangly crystals: these sounded like a great idea but they bang against doors & tables as I walk past so may not last in their current spot for long?!

I made this about a month ago……Ann’s Cardigan & Tank – Sewing Workshop Collection pattern. It is made with a very light weight knit print and the slightly pointed side seams have dangly crystals: this seemed a great idea at the time but they bang against doors & tables as I walk past so may not last in their current spot for long?!

I suppose I am bragging but I was very proud that I literally sewed the entire 3 days of our long weekend just past and completed no less than 15 garments!! I am not lying. Some of them had already been cut out (which I often do on the floor of the TV room ahead of time – not advised as it is very hard on the back & knees!).  I counted up the tally last night and was super surprised to see how productive I had been. I just love it when I have unexpected time to make such a big dent in my Sewing-at-home-to-do-list. I made dresses, skirts, jackets, a gift for a Mom-about-to-be, 4 bra’s, 2 sundresses for my little girls; etc. NO mending at all which was a rather wonderful bonus. I have always disliked mending as I think it is so tedious and not very creative. I do it simply because it has to get done but it certainly is not a favourite.

I will share some of these completed projects with you over the coming weeks when I have had time to photograph them.

Well imagine my smile this morning when I logged onto my computer and there was my weekly email from Sew4 Home: they have a week of projects and today was JANOME MONDAY. They chose to embellish plain store bought T-shirts   Here is the link to this blog. My advice: book mark it or subscribe so you get their emails as I think it is a great blog. packed full of wonderfully creative projects and how to’s.

1701-Embellished-T-listtop

Mmmmmm….there goes my thinking along the lines of more projects I could be getting done at home!!! Honest I don’t think I can ever live long enough to get them all done……Do you ever feel that?

Don’t forget to check out our previous blog post on the book review and be sure to send in a comment if you wish to be in the draw at the end of this month.

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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One Response to SUMMER SEWING PART 1: INTRO

  1. Deb E says:

    Thanks for all your articles on clothing. It is very inspiring!

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