Wednesday, June 27, 2007


A little background - we built a new house last year. We've lived here for 6 months now (we moved in December 23rd!) and in our rush to move in the basement wasn't completed. I swore that it would be finished as soon as humanly possible, but guess what? It's still not done. And guess where my studio/office is? In the basement.

But I'm not bitter, oh nooooooo. Nope. I just use our dining room! The problem is, I had to clean it up to host the party last week and I can't bear to clutter it up again! The piles and piles and PILES of fabric are now neatly stacked in Rubbermaid containers in my garage and it makes me want to cry. I hadn't touched my fabric or my sweet sewing machine for THREE DAYS and I was starting to get the shakes.

To remedy this I decided to start on the ever-present Simplicity 4589 top. I've had the pattern and fabric for months. I bought some clearance fabric for my first try - I've never sewn adult clothing before so it's a new adventure. One part of sewing for myself that I've already found offensive - taking my measurements. Oh, MY. That made me think twice about what I'm ordering at the Thai restaurant tonight.

You can see some cute tops made from this pattern here, here, & here. Let's hope mine comes out half as good as those - pics tomorrow!


  1. Very cute top! You'll have to model for us when you are done!

    Hope you get your things set up in your basement in no time!!

  2. First of all, I can't believe you have already lived in your house for 6 months. Where does the time go? Second of all, don't keep that fabric away too long. Keeping the dining room a mess may get your beautiful sewing room finished faster!

  3. Also, I hope you are very successful at this shirt, for selfish reasons. Although my pregnant belly wouldn't fit in one right now, I would love to learn how to make one and make one for Amy. She would love it! My favorite is the last picture you posted, the tank top one.

  4. Very cute! I cannot wait to see J's dress. I've been thinking about opening a children's clothing/toy store in a few years and want to feature some of your stuff! If you're ready and if I take the plunge!

  5. Oh, Stephanie... I can hear your pain. Hope you get your place finished soon... and I am sure the top will be amazing!