Greetings, fellow sewing enthusiasts! Tomorrow is supposed to be yet another 6-8 inches of snow here in the Boston area. Sigh. Then typical of a Boston winter, the temperature will rise to about 50° F this weekend. We get winter weather whiplash around here, so we are used to it. The good news about snow days is that they lend themselves to staying in and sewing.
I’ve been working on a muslin of the Style Arc Janet Dress this week. I got it all fitted, and I transferred all the changes to the lining pieces so I can Make the Lining First. I’m making the dress from a fabulous stretch rayon sateen from Gorgeous Fabrics. It has a fair amount of stretch to it, so I will use a stretch lining. I went to my trusty stash and…
Nada. I have tons of linings, but nothing stretch. I do have some tricot, but I don’t want to use that with this fabric. I asked DH to take me to the local JoAnn, and ugh – the only stretch lining they have is 97% polyester and 3% Lycra. That’s not the issue. The issue is it is stiff as a board and feels awful. Fortunately, I’m going to New York this weekend where I’ll catch up with some sewing friends, and on Saturday I’ll pick up some decent stretch lining while I’m there.
But Who Cares About That – What About This Giveaway???
As you probably are aware, I did a class for Craftsy – Sewing Knits Without a Serger. As part of the prep for this class I made up several commercially available patterns. I originally planned to use Cashmerette’s Turner Dress as a sample, but I ran out of time. So I have a brand new, never-cut version that I’ll send to one reader!
Just leave a comment on this post before January 22nd. I’ll draw one name randomly from the comments next Monday and I’ll notify the lucky winner so I can get their address. I’ll send the pattern to the winner by USPS first class mail. I haven’t sewn it, but it gets great reviews, so go for it. 😊
This giveaway is limited to US addresses only. This is not a sponsored post, and it has nothing to do with Cashmerette or Craftsy. I bought this pattern with my own money but I never used it and I’d rather see it used and loved by one of my readers.
Things are progressing! I got the go-ahead from the neurologist and PT to start working out 3x weekly, so I’ve been going to the gym. Yay! I’ve gained back 6 of the 15 lbs I lost when I was sick. I’m still weak – who would ever think that 3-5 lb weights could feel so heavy?? Here’s a super-sucky selfie from the end of my workout yesterday.
Small victories eventually add up. I can’t wait for my double-vision to resolve. I can’t drive, and that really hampers me. But I’m continuing to improve every day. Thanks again for all the well-wishes!