Monday, July 27, 2009


As I've alluded to before, I'm studying full-time. On top of family life this means a lot of my time lately seems to be timetabled. Not rigidly hour by hour; more in a structured must-do list type of way. Along the way, as I feel stretched every which way, things get shoved to the bottom of the list. I've realised lately that two of my joys in life (and sanity savers), my special group of friends and sewing, have been getting ignored. Shame on me!

So, having had this insight, what's a girl to do when her husband generously shares his tummy bug and it leaves her unable to focus on academic readings over the weekend? Well, I was selfish enough to keep my bugs to myself, lol, but I did risk a bit of sewing. Rated 'Easy' of course - no point in pushing my luck.

The sacrificial garment in question is a shirtdress for DD1 in checked 'poly rayon stretch suiting' from Spotlight (and which melts impressively to the iron if you let it get too hot....). Both the pattern, Burda 7819 , and fabric were bought on the Friday night while I was killing time waiting for DS's basketball to finish. That's a pretty impressive turnaround time for me. I seriously expected this to just make it's way to the great stash pile (well, cupboard) and be forgotten about. Judging by her reaction, so did DD. Now I've just got to put in the sleeves, add the belt loops and hem the thing. Then the buttonholes. Hmmmm. Have I mentioned before that I managed 8 (yes, eight) years without doing a buttonhole? I'm sooooo looking forward to doing 8 or more. This will get gradually finished in 15 minute blocks.

I also played hooky this afternoon and went to meet my friends for a couple of hours. Fun. :)

Photos soon...


Rhoto said...

Good for you, Keely!! Nice to hear from you, too!!
Your virtual sewing friend,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Judy Ross said...

Good to know we successfully guilt tripped you into playing hooky! Yeah, those girly get togethers are sanity savers for all of us I think.

Looking forward to seeing the shirtdress. I have the Ottobre one traced for G but no fabric picked yet. Oops.

How's the pile of Ottobre Ts for you coming? >;-)

Kat said...

Just a little sewing goes a LONG way! You need some quality happy time here and there :) .