Yesterday, I’m pleased to report, I finished my wedding reception gift. My friend wanted 16 of the 24″ table squares, and I had enough fabric to make 20.
Plus a yard left over for another project.
I never claimed to have stellar estimating skills
Though I did stick to my resolution to focus joyfully on the process, I can’t say I didn’t do a happy dance when I finished. By the end, I was quite speedy. I could do two squares from cutting, to miters, to finished in about an hour and 15 minutes. The last six were done assembly-line style: cut all, mark all, press all, miter all, hem all, press all.
Now that I’m done with that, I want to think about some fall sewing for me. Things are decidedly different this year–I’m working from home most of the time and don’t have to stumble out of the house by 7:30. I need to be able to dash to the office at times, but most days I’ll be working from the kitchen table. I’ve been reading the wardrobe recommendations in the magazines I subscribe too, and most of them seem too frou-frou for kitchen table work. I’m a bit like a stay-at-home Mom as far as wardrobe needs are concerned, except that I don’t have to worry about finger paint and play dough.
I don’t want to sink into the jeans-and-t-shirt rut, however, and I do need to be decent enough to go to the office if need be.
The new Ottobre Designs for Woman came Saturday, and there’s plenty of wardrobe inspiration in there! Perhaps I can work some of those things into a suitable plan for the fall. I’ll show you my faves later this week.