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Down for the count

2012 January 26
by elizabeth_admin

Folks, I’ve been laid up with a wicked flu.  I’ve been out of commission since Tuesday.  No sewing, only writhing on my bed.  I would look longingly at my sewing table and my fabric closet in between fetal positions. 

But today is a brand new day.  I lost 5 lbs on the flu diet and I’m ready to rock and roll.

Thank you for your commiseration on the B5523 dress.  I think some time in the magic closet will do us both some good.

And now for something completely different.  I’m back in business sewing wise and want to start my next project.  I believe I mentioned it to you last week.  A Burda pattern, 6-2009-109.   


I think I had mentioned that I was going to make it up in a knit or maybe a sweater knit.  I think my muslin will be a plain old knit.  I am really liking this silhouette and it’s turning up everywhere I see in blogland.  Shannon at MushyWear just make a cute top with these lines that I just adore.  Check it out!  I might have to get that pattern too.

Anyway, may you all be healthy enough to sew!

12 Responses leave one →
  1. January 26, 2012

    Ah, glad you’re feeling better Elizabeth – will be keen to see how the Burda top turns out too 🙂

  2. January 26, 2012

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. Be careful about that top in a sweater knit. Bulky fabric + bulky pattern = lots of bulk. Not to say you shouldn’t do it. Just be careful. It looks like the Burda one is made in some kind of lightweight silk.

  3. January 26, 2012

    Feel better! That icky flu is going around!

  4. January 26, 2012

    So sorry to hear that you’ve been sick! I hate being sick and also seeing my sewing stuff lying around and feeling despair at not being well enough to even sew! Gah! Glad to hear you are feeling better. I anxiously await your version of this top! Great choice! xoxo

  5. January 26, 2012

    Hope you totally better soon. My daughter had that flu and lost 8 pounds, it was a terrible bug. Your shirt is so cute, need to see if if have that Burda issue

  6. January 26, 2012

    You must be feeling much better and I’m glad you are. Good thing you didn’t try to sew, I did once while sick and it was a real mess.

  7. January 26, 2012

    Welcome back to the land of the living! Flu = nasty. Gald you are better!

  8. January 26, 2012

    I’m sorry you’ve been sick but I’m glad that you’re on the mend. It’s awful having to look at all the things you wish you were doing but haven’t the energy. Looking forward to seeing the top!

  9. January 27, 2012

    Glad you are feeling better and ready to get back to sewing, this project looks like a great way to get going again.

  10. January 27, 2012

    Condolences! I had the awful awful flu (which turned into bronchitis) for a full two weeks at the beginning of January. Take care. You can’t speed up getting better unfortunately. 🙁

  11. January 27, 2012

    Glad you are feeling better and on the mend. I agree with Claudine on being careful with choosing a bulky fabric. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  12. January 28, 2012

    Glad you’re feeling better.

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