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Where the hell is the time going?  This is the slowest week EVER and yet it is already the end of March.  WTF?  Like 10 minutes ago the pavlova sewalong started and it’s already over.  And, SURPRISE!, I have not stitched one piece of fabric for it.  ::Heavy sigh::…

I suppose I was doomed to failure from the beginning.  Firstly, I suck mop with deadlines.  Secondly, I didn’t buy material for the top and receive it until the sew along already started (and oh, pretreating my fabric when I live with no washer of my own is ANNOYING (pronounced annoyinGUH) ).  And I was all set to do the skirt first while my fusible webbing tape and horsehair braid arrived (which didn’t get here until the sew along was over)…and then pfft!  March madness, dog had surgery, the 9 to 5 job crazy long commute home, and The Beloved building a flying machine at the kitchen table…which is where I sew.  So,  though I had a majority of the top cut out during the sew along I didn’t actually sew any of it together.  Wah wah.

I’m hoping to do some of it this weekend.  Sunday, is a bust because of Easter…but hopefully Saturday I will make progress.  That is unless the weather is good for flying the newly made flying machine. lol.

I really want to get going on sewing up some garments…the pavlova separates obviously are top on the list and ready for sewing, I have a ‘wearable muslin’ cut out for tiramisu waiting to be sewn up, a muslin for the elisalex bodice, and fabric to prewash for an elisalex dress and two fabrics to prewash for a reversalex.  Wait until I show you those.  One is going to pretty much be a copy of the elisalex that Roisin did (the post id March 15th…and I have super duper undying love for it I tell you!) and the other is just going to be two sided AWESOMENESS yet to be revealed. lol.

And then there’s the list of non-clothing related items waiting to be made: two more cat blankets to sew (one of three down woot!), a curtain panel to make, tiramisu and pavlova pattern bag kits, hemming the livingroom curtains (I don’t actually want to do this but they kind of need it according to The Beloved) and making a curtain for the kitchen window.

Would it be wrong to bring my sewing machine to work? 😉


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And in a situation that should surprise no one, the pavlova sew along has been going on for five days and I have just laundered the fabric for the wrap shirt and will begin cutting it out today.  Go me. wah wah…  Hopefully I can get the shirt pieces cut during my 1 hour lunch…that will leave cutting the skirt for tomorrow.

I suppose I should show my fabric choices to those of you who don’t frequent the sew along page.
pavlova fabrics

My apologies for the extreme blur factor.  I swear it looked clear on my camera screen. Yikes.  Anyway, that’s Alexander Henry 2010 ‘larkspur’  for the skirt, cotton voile for the skirt lining, and some pink and black jersey for two wrap tops.

I was so excited to finally use the larkspur fabric.  I can’t tell you how much I love it and it makes me so happy.  Now that it’s coming time to actually cut it up and use it I’m dreading it.  Part of me would like to have this fabric pure and ‘unspoiled’ forever.  The other part wants a wild and crazy happy bird print circle skirt.  I had no idea I had a fabric collector side to my personality.  I suppose it goes with the ‘souvenir yarn’ part.  Well, it’s probably the same part.  How deep is my crazy? 🙂


So I would have had all my shirt pieces cut…if not for realizing I never measured the front waist length.  And so, now I get to go home, measure my front waist length and determine whether or not I need to alter the pattern piece and cut it out tomorrow instead.  pfft.  so much for starting the sewing tonight.  Unless I move the 2 cats and dog out of the living room to cut the the pieces out on the floor. lol.

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