Fabric Stash6/29/2004 02:31:10 PM

A few months ago, I went thru my fabric stash and wrote up index cards with a little swatch of fabric, fabric name, purchase place, fabric content, width, and yardarge, plus notes on shrinkage, dye running, my intention when I bought it (if I can remember), and what I might have used it for previously. I put all my little cards in recipe boxes. Well, I was at the drugstore with my daughter, and I saw these little binders for index cards. So I have to go back thru the index cards and punch holes in them which means that I, usually, have to move the little swatch of fabric. Last night, I went thru the silks and polyesters, getting them ready to be put into a little binder.

My son slept very poorly last night. The swimming pool is closed until further notice. My serger presser foot is broken (again!). I’m having a hard time concentrating at work, so I’m typing this instead.

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Fabric Stash

A few months ago, I went thru my fabric stash and wrote up index cards with a little swatch of fabric, fabric name, purchase place, fabric content, width, and yardarge, plus notes on shrinkage, dye running, my intention when I bought it (if I can remember), and what I might have used it for previously. I put all my little cards in recipe boxes. Well, I was at the drugstore with my daughter, and I saw these little binders for index cards. So I have to go back thru the index cards and punch holes in them which means that I, usually, have to move the little swatch of fabric. Last night, I went thru the silks and polyesters, getting them ready to be put into a little binder.

My son slept very poorly last night. The swimming pool is closed until further notice. My serger presser foot is broken (again!). I’m having a hard time concentrating at work, so I’m typing this instead.

Busy Weekend

I almost finished Burda 8665. The presser foot lift is broken again on my serger, so I couldn’t coverstich the hems.

There were 2 problems … well, at least 2 problems, with that burda magazine pattern.

  1. I chose the pattern in a size too big. I’m a 44 not a 46 on top.
  2. The fabric was too crisp. The pattern needed a very drapey fabric.

The linen/rayon burnout is working out nicely for Burda 8665.

I started on the tops from Simplicity 5633 OOP. The pattern calls for a facing. I’ve been reading Sewing Secrets From the Fashion Industry, and that book recommends replacing all your facings with bias binding. Naturally, I’m out of fabric to do this for these tops. It was the excuse I needed to place an order with The Sewing Place for some white batiste, 2 neue mode patterns, and the fasturn set.

Flip Turns

I am probably the only swimmer who is slower when flipping than when not flipping. I tried to flip at every turn. I’ve improved in that I am no longer afraid to turn. But for most of the turns today, I turned all the way and stood up. I then realized that if I twist a bit, so that I come out of the turn on my side, I’m much more comfortable pushing off the wall than when I’m on my back. Once I made that change, I was doing better. It would help if I could get close enough to actually touch the wall on every turn, but I am making progress.

Duration: 30 minutes
Distance: 1000 yards
Workout: 200 free/warm up, 300 free, 400 kick (50 dolphin, 50 back, 100 free)x2, 100 free
Weight: 212 pounds

Tired Tuesday

Well, it’s good to know that it isn’t going to cost $12k to fly my family to NZ.

I sewed one facing on to Burda 8665. That was all I could manage last night. I’m still tired from all the wedding festivities. This morning, my alarm went off at 6:30, but I didn’t wake up until 7:15 when the baby woke up.