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AdaH
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Date: 9/23/11 1:11 PM

This plus size sewing thread has not been as active as in the past or is that just my impression?
I know I really slowed down this summer. It was just to hot to go upstaires (hot air rises) and sew. I also had the 10 muslins to cut and sew for the workshop I attended in Dallas.
At first I was really excited about what I learned in the workshop, but now I am not so sure. Taking the tweaked muslins and copying the changes to the tissue was OK, but I cut out a blouse using the altered pattern and it still had a number of problems. Kind of bummed me out.
I did make the yoga pants and that pattern worked out great. I do have a TNT pants pattern, but I had that before the workshop. Who would have thought that pants are easier to fit than blouses?


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Date: 9/23/11 1:28 PM

Personally, I've just been so busy that I haven't had much time to sew this summer. And what I did sew earlier in the summer, I made mostly TNTs (okay, to be perfectly honest, I made mostly HP Sunshine tops). I finished a shirt the other week for DH (using the Colette Negroni pattern, but I still haven't had a chance to photograph/review it. He wants another more of them, so I will likely be sewing a few more in the near future.

Plus, my adorable 9-month old niece is finally fitting into the 6-12mos size range, so I have a lot more options of things that I can make for her. I'm planning to make her a few more things soon, as well.

My weight has been fluctuating a lot in recent months (I've gained/lost the same 10 lbs three times this year), so I haven't been too inspired to do anything that requires much fitting. I'd like to sew a few more HP Cote d'Azur tops for myself (love the one that I already made), and I do want to try the new HP knit top when it arrives.

Finally, I recently started taking an adult education sewing class. Our project for the semester is a casual lined jacket. Most of us are making that McCall's trench that most of PatternReview has already made. Knitter's Delight is in the class with me--it's been a lot of fun so far.

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Date: 9/23/11 1:44 PM

Who wants to be indoors sewing when the weather is so perfect?

I have done some man sewing, but used an out of print Kwik Sew pattern. So it didn't seem like it needed a review.

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Date: 9/23/11 5:42 PM

I agree about the sunshine, which has been lacking in PNW until last couple months---I like to think of my other hobbies as a cool/cold weather months reward--for cloudy and cold days only--it helps me think of them as a reward and not a "I have to finish" attitude. Since gloomy weather lasted clear thru June/July in Spokane--I will need my rewarding hobbies--guitar, piano, knitting, art, crafts, pets, for example, plus sewing of course...maybe I should just choose one hobby for each month until summer Really comes back again next year

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Date: 9/23/11 7:38 PM

Well, as for me, I have had to go back to work. Luckily it's from home so I can slob around in my robe half the day, but then the problem with being self-employed is that you equate taking time for hobbies with lost income. It's a vicious trap, I tell you. An office job looks better and better, even if it does involve pantyhose.

Oh, and my gallbladder hated me so there was that to get rid of. Boring but true.

I vote we all vow to post on the Plus Size Sew-along thread at least once a week, even if it's just to say hi, so that we keep the thread alive and at the top of the queue.
-- Edited on 9/23/11 7:38 PM --

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Date: 9/23/11 9:33 PM

I have not been doing much either. I did make a dress but chose poorly on the fabric, so in the end, I achieved a decent fit but do not like the dress.

I am going to the American Sewing Expo this weekend, so I hope to get some inspiration. Taking classes in making a tee pattern and pants pattern from Judy Kessinger of FitNice. Maybe that will inspire me.

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Date: 9/23/11 9:57 PM

I've been working a lot. Not as much time for sewing. I have made two linen skirts out of Kokka Echino fabric with a Burda Style 7505. They look great! But that's it really it. The economic news has been stressing me out, so I have been spending more time with friends and less time at home with sewing.

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Date: 9/23/11 11:48 PM

As a school teacher I get the summer off but instead of sewing I spent my time going out to eat--meeting up with friends at all times of the day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I had a blast doing things and going places but not so much sewing. I also gained a ton of weight.

I just got my sewing room dug out so I can start on some sewing projects. In the last couple of weeks I've finished a few items. I'll get those reviewed this weekend or next week.

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Date: 9/23/11 11:51 PM

I've made an apron knocked off of a vintage one that my auntie had. I've been clearing stuff out, so not much sewing.

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January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

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Date: 9/24/11 12:51 PM

Digging out my sewing room is going to have to go to the top of the "to do" list. I have let it get really deep in there.
Might be contributing to my lack of sewing.
After I dig it out I am starting on an unlined jacket.
It has turned chilly in the midwest and I need something to wear over my long sleeve t-shirt.

Marie, I am also pulling out my Pamela's Perfect t-shirt pattern and going to work on it again. I was so close to having the fit I am looking for, so I am not giving up on it.

Sherril, death always has a huge impact on our lives and it manifests itself in many different ways. Finding comfort in food is one of them, anyway that is what I did after my mother died.
Wouldn't it be great if we could find comfort in exercise or for that matter anything that didn't involve food.
-- Edited on 9/24/11 1:11 PM --

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