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Date: 11/19/11 2:31 PM

Well its been over month since the last 30mins/day thread ended, so after waiting hoping someone else start a new thread I'm going to try.

As a busy mother of many getting time in my studio is not easy, I wold love to be able to have hours to spend in my studio, but I have to deal with reality. 30 minutes a day is a lot more doable for me, so please join me in doing more in little bits of time.

Right now I'm working on fitting 7 patterns for my 1 year self challenge (its to only use 7 patterns for one year).

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Date: 11/19/11 5:04 PM

Good call!

Today I will spend 30 minutes hemming and finishing off a bias-cut skirt that has been hanging since yesterday. The fabric has stretched out dramatically so I'm glad I let it hang before going any further. I'd forgotten that it would stretch and took ages yesterday to figure out why it was wonky at the bottom

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Date: 11/19/11 6:36 PM

I've gone as far as printing out a little spreadsheet for me to keep track of my daily 30 minutes--I also log what the project is and how much fabric I use. Today I made 8 shoe bags for Christmas gifts. Tomorrow I need to put on the finishing touches then start working on some pillows and recover a small footstool for another gift. I have a pair of pj bottoms cut out of a stash pattern and stash fabric--anxious to get to it but have to get the gift sewing done first in between being Mom, etc.

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Date: 11/20/11 2:13 AM

Yesterday, I spent 30 min and cut out a skirt (burda 8280), sewed darts, center front seam, center back seam, and side seams. What remains to be done? Inserting the invisible zipper, attaching facings, hemming.
I didn't have iron + ironing board available yesterday but hope to have today to make further progress.

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Date: 11/20/11 8:46 AM

Today I managed to get in an hour and half. I was able to trace off new look 6808 in both size 12 and 14 and I was to cut out both in muslin. Then I took careful measurements for my bust, chest, and under bust. I also did some reading/ research in the fitting books. I'm hoping to get another half hour tonight.

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Date: 11/20/11 9:38 AM

Since my personal sewing time seems to have been very limited for the last month or so (and likely to remain that way for at least the next few weeks), I am going to commit to doing 30 minutes of personal/family sewing per day just to try moving forward on several projects I have lying around in various stages of completion.

Today, my 30 minutes (and more) will be spent prepping fabric purchased on our PR Day shopping excursion yesterday -- mostly fabrics for grandkids Xmas blankets and pillowcases.

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Date: 11/20/11 10:11 AM

I have never been able to "always" follow through on the 30-minute commitment. My current sewing problem is "flat surface syndrome," a disease common to my cutting table. I find it easier to just do something whenever I see the table or walk by.

Yesterday I managed to reduce the piles and mess by doing one thing at a time. I put away several patterns. Some things didn't even belong in the sewing room and were put away elsewhere, such as three pages of notes with curtain measurements and instructions which were entered into the computer, then the pages went into the trash can in the office. A traced pattern gone wrong was steam pressed and recycled into the pile of "big enough tracing paper to be used again" inside the cutting table.

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Date: 11/20/11 10:15 AM


If we sew for 80 hours in a one week period.. are we caught up for a while on this commitment.. That is do we get to carry forward credit.. grins..

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Date: 11/22/11 9:54 AM

The last two days have been great for me, I have gotten in at least an hour. Its just too bad I'm not putting that into sewing an actual garment, instead I have been fitting only to realize I can't use the pattern. So tonight I hope to start work/ fitting a pattern that is more useful to me. For a challenge like this I need to take my time and pick a pattern since I plan on using it for one year.

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Date: 11/22/11 10:25 AM

The past 2 days I've spend my 30 minutes (& more) prepping fabric for a variety of projects. Now that is all done and tonight I hope to get the squares cut out for some Christmas presents for the grandkids.

I have 5 blankets and 6 pillowcases to make for the grandkids -- one blanket is done which is where I got the idea to do the others.

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"sewing very slowly to fill an empty closet"
2014 Stash Tally: 106.625 yds out/145.125 yds in (net +38.5 yds)

2015 Stash Busting:
34.75 yds sewn (as of 05/22/15)
20.0 yds purchased (as of 05/22/15)


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