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Friday, March 20, 2009

The only sewing that has gone on in my house recently is a baby blanket and mending. Not very exciting I'll admit. (Although the fact I have a new nephew is quite exciting.)


The lack of blogging comes with the usual excuses.... life, university courses, etc etc. You know how it goes. That doesn't mean that sewing is far from my mind. I'm still grabbing quick chances to read blogs, although I may not always comment if I'm pressed for time - sorry.


I'm also working on a personal goal to use sewing as an example in every one of my courses. ;) I've mentioned the online sewing community for my sociology paper and am currently working the act of 'sewing a garment' into the Research methods paper as an example of quantitative research: I hypothesise that this jacket pattern will not fit straight from the envelope, test with a muslin, hypothesis correct, modify hypothesis for new experiment 'I hypothesise that making larger darts will help it fit better', make muslin..... :) I'm still not sure how I'm going to get sewing into Political philosophy/Theories of justice, but I'll do my best.


In the meantime, fabric is still being acquired, ahem. Most recently a few purchases for DD at the Spotlight 20% off sale. Not that I actually needed fabric, but we'll just say I'm helping to keep the economy going. ;)


Here's the purchases for DD2: a poly knit that she wants as a tunic for over leggings; a knit with gathered/ruched flowers; and a knit which both DD1 and DD2 want tops from. I'll have to be creative because there is only 1.4 metres. I'm thinking short sleeve top with black undersleeves perhaps.




Purchases for me: A 'Pucci' knit from Spotlight, I think this is rayon blend; a wool blend, also from Spotlight - on the clearance table marked down to $4.99. This wants to be the Ottobre jacket from 02/2006 when it grows up; and another piece of the clearance Valencia, also from Spotlight. I seem to have bought a lot at Spotlight. :)



The blanket I made uses the last of the bigger pieces of embroidered polar fleece, backed with microfleece. Nice and cosy for the coming winter.






I better sew something soon or my stash stats will be going the wrong way!

3 comments:

Judy Ross said...

I obviously need to go to Spotlight with you - I never find the good stuff! (Two small distractions maybe?)

MareeAlison said...

Keely - I'm very interested in hearing how you weave the sewing comments into political philosophy!!! You seem to be buying as much fabric as I do - at least you do more sewing. It sounds like your study is going well. I'm trying to convince DH that we need another trip to the South Island. We didn't do the far north or the far far south so there's a good excuse.

Kat said...

I completely understand about lack of blogging time! When you get to it, however, you get to it. And we'll be waiting :) . Those are some nice fabrics too.