Burdastyle Day

Today I had the luck and misfortune of obtaining the November issue of Burdastyle. We in the lovely country of South Africa are a little behind. The issue I had initially wanted was the December one. Oh well. Next month. But for now I shall page through the November issue and try and visualize new projects. So far no dice. Yet. Maybe after a visit to the fabric store some rainbow burst of sparkling new ideas will illuminate in the dark dusty side of the mind.

Now that I think about it I think it’s the case of too many patterns and too little ideas coming to fruitation past the fabric buying or pattern tracing stages.

I think it’s the muslin’s fault. My inability to want to alter and adjust the pattern to a reasonable fit. I have had sewn some patterns from Burdastyle only to crumble into a heap of dismay. My body is freakishly sized. Why does it not fit the standard? whaaayyyyy? Why am I not a standard cookie cutter size? ehem. Moving on….



Too long a wait

Tomorrow, maybe if I’m able to get up early in the morning, I’ll go fabric shopping to a fabric shop I’ve only found out about online.
Am hoping things will be cheeping cheap.
It has better be, since there’s a long list of things to get.

Am presently still pining for the sewing machine’s foot control.
No foot = no sewing from the last 3 months.
Torturous, I know. I come home from sewing lessons to no machine to sew away on.
Am fed up of waiting but what else is there to do beside sewing by hand, which I’ve never done.

All the world cup craziness makes me want to sew a flag. Think I’ll make a note of the colours to get tomorrow.
Shall attempt a mock up before sewing the real thing.
And this is my musings, full of creativity only to be brought short…by the nastily sharp pin that reminds me that the sewing machine does not function without it’s foot.

On a happier note, I’ve been gifted a coverstitch machine.
Shall post about it soon.
As soon as I get batteries for the camera.
Batteries have been sneaked away for a darn x-box.
Attempts to take them have been unsuccessful.

Since there’s no machine to work on, I shall try and cut out fabric and patterns.
Have them readied in time to be sewn.
Yeah, I shall do that, just as soon as i figure out which projects to start on.