Sunday, July 13, 2008

I hate RTW...

I don't buy a lot of clothes...at least new clothes. I have been known to scour thrift stores and garage sales for treasures, but to go to the mall and buy an outfit? Not so much. So when I do buy a piece, I really have to like it. I bought a nice white cotton blouse at JC Penney last year that I really loved. It had nice shirring at the shoulders and pleats in the front that made for a pleasant silhouette. I got compliments every time I wore it. So imagine my dismay as I was ironing it to wear to work today with my tutti-fruitti skirt and the fabric split in several places in the front near the pleats. It wasn't even at the seams...something that could be repaired...the fabric just disintegrated. I am sew bummed!!! Guess I'll go shopping for some nice white shirting. That should cheer me up! I have been shopping a little while my Hunny is away. Not like major spend the wad, as I am a thrifty person, but a little here and there to humor me. I picked up a BWOF off of pattern review that had some styles I am interested in (like a white blouse?) and I located a 1 step buttonhole foot for my Singer Touchtronic 2001. That machine is becoming my favorite to work on. It performed beautifully on the swing reupholstery project and I think I am going to put a new needle in and make my next dress with it to see how it does with finer fashion fabric. I like the feel of the machine. It is heavy and doesn't move when I work with heavy or big items. I even did the bar tacks on the seat backs with it and that was a thick layer. My only complaint is the back drops down for the freearm, which is a feature that I do like, but if I rest my hand heavily behind the needle it sometimes drops down. A solution is not resting my hand back there, which I am working at breaking myself of, however I will go scare up a block to stick under there to prevent it from happening. Every problem has a solution if you look long enough. I also discovered while digitizing the logo for my client that Embird had come up with a new version, so I coughed up the $15.00 to upgrade to version 2008. I know...Hey, big spender!!! It's a business expense for heaven's sake!!! The sewing for hire jobs are caught up and I shampooed the carpet before heading to work...it's time to start sewing my projects. I think once I clear the table of already cut garments I should start thinking Fall. What are you all sewing?

1 comment:

Kat said...

Gosh, I'm still on summer sewing. And I haven't sewed many summer garments. When I think about it, has it really only been one top? The one I just made??? That is really lame, isn't it. I desparately want to sew some summer dresses though.