I’m back. It’s been a few months since I’ve posted but like always happens, life gets in the way. Work became really busy and I was doing a lot of overtime. Then spring came a little early and it was time to clear land overrun with weeds, build planting boxes, installing watering systems, designing chicken coops and figuring out ways to keep the rabbits out of our vegetables. Plumbing problems in the new house has also been a challenge and ate up much of my time.
Sewing was put on the back burner but, luckily, all the extra work around the homestead manifested in a 16 pound weight loss without even trying. Woo hoo!!! You can imagine my surprise and happiness when I stepped on the scale that morning. Inspired to continue the downward trend on the scale, I embarked on a Couch to 5K running program and ran my first 5K race at the beginning of May. I was very proud of myself and have signed up for a mud run and water obstacle course in the following months.
But, the sewing bug is biting hard and I desperately need to get back in front of the sewing machine. The weight loss means that everything in my closet is about 2 sizes too big and I’ve lost 2-3 inches on all my measurements. I’m literally having to wear belts to hold my pants up and the temptation to go on a shopping spree for smaller sizes is rearing it’s ugly head. I’d better get to sewing before I spend money on cheap clothing that won’t last beyond this summer.
So, I think slacks will be the next order of business for me and then probably some Clovers from Colette Patterns. The last time I made the Clovers, the fabric didn’t hold up well.
The Negroni I made my husband over the winter was fun and I’d like to make another dress shirt for him. The fabric I used for the Negroni was cheap and shrank after one washing even though I prewashed before I made it. So, I’ll be using much of my cheaper fabric for muslins and practice garments.
I’ll keep you updated with posts and pictures. Until then…..