Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Time Out

I'm taking very short time-out from garment sewing. My sewing room serves as a guest room and by the end of the week, I will have had to take down my cutting table to make room for overnight guests on 3 occasions. Dismantling and reassembling the table is not an easy task, so after the second time, I decided to leave it down and stop sewing for a few days. When the furlough ends, I'll decide between two projects. The first option is BWOF 01/2006 #130 pants and #131 shirt. I have fuchsia knit for the top from Vogue Fabrics and a black stretch twill from Nancy's Notions. Re: Nancy's Notions - They carry really nice fabric! I've ordered fabric from them in the past, but I'd forgotten how good the fabric quality was. They don't have anything too flashy or trendy; mostly classics and basics like knits, twills and linens. The customer service reps are also very helpful. What more could a fabric shopper want? When I started ordering fabric from other online sources, I forgot all about Nancy's Notions. Most of the fabrics are either $7.98, $8.98 or $9.98. You can certainly find cheaper or more exciting fabric at other online sources. Being an obsessive-compulsive, anal-retentive control freak, I appreciate the consistency and predictability of the pricing. More importantly, I am confident about the quality of fabric available at Nancy's Notions.

My second option is to make a white suit using Burda 8239 as the jacket and Burda 8102 as the skirt (shorter than pictured). I don't really like wearing suits and I've survived many years without one, but every woman needs a white suit. Come to think of it, I don't have a black suit either so I'd better add that to my sewing queue. I have some off-white, suit-weight fabric purchased from Jo Ann for $4.99/ yd, if I remember correctly. I wasn't thrilled with the fabric but I couldn't pass it up for the price. I won't be wearing it that often, and I wasn't interested in buying really expensive fabric.

PS: For those who asked - Artist1Lisa and Nancy W. - the outfit in my July 13 post is BWOF 05/2006 #132 & #134


  1. To be honest, I think you should make the black/orchid combo. You seem to really like the fabric, fall is coming, and I've seen brights paired with black for the fall. Although you might need a white suit in your wardrobe, it doesn't sound like you'd wear it much or that you like the fabric tremendously well.

  2. I keep thinking I want a white or ivory suit. I have patterns. I have fabric. Why don't I have a white suit?