Monday, February 2, 2015
Another winter storm here on the east coast, so rather than going to aquacise, I went into the sewing room and finished up a hoodie. The pattern is Jalie 2795 and the fabric is a micro fleece from my stash. This is one of the Yukon fleeces that I used to sell by mail order and I had forgotten just how nice the micro fleece is. It feels like velveteen and really doesn't pill like regular fleece. This is lightweight and will be much like wearing a light sweater.
Everything was here at home for this hoodie, and I am sure I have some drawstrings somewhere. But I may just sew a length of the fleece to insert into the hood casing.
I have seen that some sewers keep track of the fabric they buy and what they sew up. I cannot begin to estimate how much fabric I have in my stash, it is too embarrassing to go there. Keep in mind that, after 9 years of selling fabric online, you wind up with a lot of pieces that you just can't resist, not to mention all the end cuts that just get put into the pile.
However, in January of this year, I bought 4 metres of fabric online (from www.blackbirdfabrics.com) and so far, I have sewed up 3.5 metres. Already I am losing the battle. I will try better next month.
And now to get through the next storm. And I thought somehow we might get to skip winter this year.