July was a productive month for me, probably because it was hotter than hell and my workroom is air conditioned. It makes a difference.
The totals for July are 10 items and 15.5 yards. Most of the numbers are taken up with t-shirt fest 2011, which was 5 for me and one for Mario, because he said he felt left out. His is a solid army green, and is in the laundry already, so no photo.
The rest of the month's sewing consisted of dresses: the brown embroidered dress; the yellow border print; and two versions of V1250.
Starting a special project for Mario tonight that will be revealed when he sees it. Not likely he checks in here, but just in case, I'll keep it to myself for a while longer. Let's just say it's one of the most frightening fabrics I've ever seen, and he'll love it - because of that fact.
Also on the list, and also for him, is another pair of cargo shorts. I'm not deliberately sewing for him rather than me; I think I may be getting over summer sewing but a new project hasn't announced itself yet, so I might as well be a nice wife, right?
I've spent some quality time with that shorts pattern I test drove recently, measuring it against all of his favorite shorts. The Simplicity pattern was drafted for a MUCH taller man, which means I removed 3.5" from the length of the leg. This meant I couldn't attach the pockets where I wanted, but that's okay because I've moved the upper pocket to an inside pocket instead of an applied one, so now they'll look (hopefully) much more RTW.
Not that he'll care - he just wants them not to fall down and to be able to put all his junk in the pockets. Style? That's just a plus.
Don't know where you find the time. I'm retired and I don't think I have as many hours in the day as you!
Whatever became of the stray cat?
You had a really good month but the t-shirt palooza really put you over the top!
Wow, you are so productive! Keep up the good work!
And the garden...are you able to eat some fresh vegetables?
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