Thursday, 18 June 2009

New Collections

As I hadn't been sewing for some time I gave away most of my patterns and had very little in the way of supplies, so it's almost like starting over again.

A few years ago I purchased a great machine, a Janome 6500P, envisaging all the lovely things I could create with it, but unfortunately it has done little more than mending, making a few bags and cushions, and sewing on scrapbook layouts ever since I got it. I also have an overlocker sitting in the cupboard gathering dust. Talk about going to waste!

I have recently discovered that I kept my Knitwit patterns and sewing books, and a few other patterns that can be run up with little fuss.

Over the past month or so I have been adding to this very meager collection a few patterns at a time. I discovered I can order Simplicity & New Look patterns online at a fraction of the cost they are in the local Spotlight store and have them delivered straight to the letterbox, which is so much easier than trying to choose patterns in the store with a toddler in tow.

I have purchased a few summer tops patterns and a skirt/pants pattern, and I have my eye on a few more. I am sure there are many more patterns I can find online too but these are OK for now, quick and easy. I also picked up the latest copy of Burda magazine that is in store here, issue 3/09, and there are a few patterns in there that I would like to make up too.

I have also started re-creating the fabric stash. I purchased some fabrics suitable for summer tops last month and I stumbled across a 2.5m piece of a lovely cream fabric in an Op Shop this week, so that was added to the stash too. The cream fabric is already washed and dried and ready to be made into something, but the other fabrics haven't been touched yet.

The next step is to go through the clothes I have and discover what is missing from my wardrobe and what I could do with more of. I don't have much spare time so I have to use it wisely and choose my projects carefully.

Back later ...

1 comment:

  1. Deb, hi!!
    welcome back to garment sewing and good luck with the giveaway:-)