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Stopping by to say hello!

2016 November 22
by elizabeth_admin

Hi to everyone who is left!

This poor little blog is so neglected.  With sewing classes, getting a post graduate degree, running the art program at Jack’s school, and my new large family, I am just so busy these days.  Too busy to sew for myself.

I’ve been sewing up a ton of samples for my sewing classes though.  I’m on my second sewing class this year already.  The first had a Halloween theme.



The current class has a stuffed animal theme.  Super cute!



The next class in January has a Valentine’s/Winter theme, but I haven’t sewn those samples yet.

My family and I are having our family portrait taken for our holiday pictures this coming weekend, so I had to whip something up real quick before I start my Thanksgiving meal preparations.  I wanted something red and pick up a roll end from Joann’s last week.  It was enough for a dress body, but not enough for the arms.  So I had to come up with another fabric from the stash.  I used New Look 6298 again; it has raglan sleeves making a contrast look easy.



I had some tan double knit in the stash, so voilá!



The only flaw of this dress is the red knit shows every bump and lump, so the back view is not all that flattering.  Also, I must confess that, because I can’t help being critical of myself, I kind of botched the neckline using the coverstitch machine to sew the seam allowance down.  I should have just used my sewing machine.  Ugh.  Oh well, at least I have long hair to cover it up.  Hopefully no one looks at it too closely, or maybe they’ll be too distracted by my lumpy body they won’t even notice the neckline!  Hah!

Next up is the Jammiepalooza 2016 sewing frenzy.  I already bought the fabrics and pre-washed them.  I just have to make two or three a week from now until Xmas.  Unfortunately, I won’t be seeing most of my family who receives the pj’s this Christmas.  Oh well.  Will have to finish theirs first so I can get them in the mail.  I do have one problem though with this year’s Jammiepalooza.  I never write down which sizes I make for everyone.  And I have to go through measurements and sizing and figuring it out every time.  What a PITA!  This year, I am going to record everything in a notebook to make sure I have it ready for next year.  It’s only taken me 5 years to figure that out.  Sheesh!

I hope to have pictures of Jammiepalooza 2016 for the next post.

Thanks for sticking with me through my blog’s neglect.  I appreciate it!

13 Responses leave one →
  1. November 22, 2016

    Good to hear you are still around and happy 🙂

  2. November 22, 2016


    Glad to hear you are still keeping your blog alive. I’m relatively new to the sewing blogger’s world (and maybe you’ll want to drop by), but I have been wanting to touch base for a while. Are you still active in ASG? I’m a local SD member, but don’t remember seeing you at any of the events.


  3. November 22, 2016

    Great to see your post…. I love your two-tone dress, and the stuffies..

  4. November 22, 2016

    Great to from you, Elizabeth. Love your sewing class samples!

  5. November 22, 2016

    Always here! I understand about grad school cause I’m doing that myself (part time), still working FT and trying to get some sewing in (which was rare even before I started school 2 years ago). :-). That’s great that you’re also teaching….(one of my future goals) so we have a couple of things in common. Good seeing your posts and thank you!

  6. November 23, 2016

    Nice to see life is ticking along. Don’t worry about the lumps and bumps… nobody notices ..enjoy life.

  7. November 23, 2016

    Glad to hear from you and glad things are going well! The dress looks cute, the stuffed animals even cuter. 😀

  8. November 23, 2016

    The samples are all super cute! Glad to hear life is going well, even if it is incredibly busy! Good luck on your Jamiepalooza this year!

  9. November 23, 2016

    Glad to see you post. At least you haven’t been sewing. I’ve completely neglected my blog and I could have posted lots of projects.

  10. November 23, 2016

    So nice to hear from you! I love the dress – I have that pattern on my list to sew. Can’t wait to see all your jammies!

  11. November 24, 2016

    That black cat pillow is my favorite!!

  12. Hayley permalink
    November 24, 2016

    So glad to hear from you and that your life is so full in the best way! I didn’t realise the family had expanded, I’m guessing your new husband has kids you got to welcome, how wonderful.

    Although wow, even more jammies you need to sew! Off you go, get to it!

  13. November 25, 2016

    Hey Elizabeth! I’ve been following along closely on Instagram and I love the samples you make for your classes. The dress is pretty and will look great for the Holiday pictures! Thanks for stopping by!

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