Tuesday, April 14, 2009

sewing - little by little

Thank you for all the Easter {and get well} wishes--I hope your holiday was a great one!
I did manage to finish one skirt ~ the Tulip Skirt from Winter 2008 Stitch magazine...

It's a great pattern, although it did confuse me a little ~ be sure to check out the errata and know that the front and back pattern pieces seem to be mismarked. I'm super happy with the end result--I used a brown linen and did lengthen it just a bit. The only disappointment was that I did not get to wear it for Easter as planned {my back is not allowing me to bend much and the thought of trying to get tights or pantyhose on was more than I cared to attempt}.

Because even sitting is uncomfortable, I've been sewing in 15 minute blocks. I started this blouse, and little by little I am getting it done. It's a midnight blue linen, and I'm using the flour collar tutorial from Sew Mama Sew... Simplicity 4179 - view C

So far, the pattern is working out really well. Just the hem and buttons/buttonholes left, and I'll be back with a picture...Deb

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful garments. I love the collar on that blouse.

    I hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Dear Deb, Back pains are terrible :(

    I am glad that you have been able to sew in little increments. I hope that whatever medication you are taking is giving you some relief.

    blessings,

    Lady M

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  3. Dear Deb...the skirt is fab. Love the blouse and have seen it a little here and there in blogland. Hope you're soon on the the mend and enjoying spring...whenever it arrives. We're getting rain here (Michigan)...so that's good, but it's still cold.

    Bless you,
    Amy

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  4. Oh I love both the skirt and the blouse. I hope you feel better soon.

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  5. I am so sorry your back is giving you fits. Nothing as miserable as a sore back. I've had most success with motrin and a heating pad. Hopefully you'll find something to give you some relief. The skirt is absolutely lovely BTW.

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  6. Ugh, I've had back problems and it is truly miserable. A couple years ago I strained my SI joint and it took about 6 wks to get back to normal. I hope you are feeling better bit by bit.
    The skirt is ADORABLE

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  7. That's a really cute skirt! Sorry your back didn't allow you to finish it faster. I was feeling my age this past weekend finishing up my daughter's Easter dress. My right hand kept cramping up on me. I'd hem a little and rest a little. We just have to keep plodding along, don't we?

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  8. Very cute! Love the skirt and the color of the blouse.

    What are hose? :-) I haven't worn those in years. Tights in the winter but bare legs for me from Spring on, even at work. I just can't stand stuff on my legs. I love skirts.

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  9. I have just stumbled upon your blog and find so much here resonates with me; nice to 'meet' you!

    Blessings as you heal...

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  10. Lovely sewing Deb! I do hope your back gets better, I feel your pain as I have alot of back problems too and when they flair up there is nothing quite like it. I must say I am in love with my chiropractor:-)

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  11. The garments are lovely, Deb.

    Sending healing prayers your way and Angels to massage away the pain.

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  12. Your sewing is lovely. I love the skirt!

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  13. Just LOVE the yummy linen. Beautiful!

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  14. Sighhhhh, why can’t we be neighbors. You could sew for me and I could fill your fridge and freezer for you. Love it all xoxox Clarice

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  15. Anonymous10:23 AM

    The skirt is beautiful and I really like the collar on the blouse! So what is the plan for your back? Just rest and wait and see? Does this mean you can read at least?
    --Vicki K.

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  16. Hi!
    I've been reading trough your blog recently, and I like it a lot! You make so many interesting and beautiful things. I´ve linked you to my blog!
    My best wishes,
    Hellen Sigurbjörg

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  17. Mindy2:48 PM

    What lovely work you do! I've often read your blog but I've never taken time to compliment your work ~ now I must. I love the lines on the skirt and the blouse is just so feminine. Without all the 'floo floo'. Yay!

    Now if your back just cooperates, 'eh? Will add you to my list of those who could use a word of prayer. Hope you're feeling better soon, Deb.

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  18. Wow, your skirt turned out beautifully. The only sewing I have done so far this month is rod pocket curtains for the basement. I do have a top cut out and hope to start on that tomorrow.

    God bless.

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  19. The skirt is really so pretty. I just got out my sewing machine today after its long winters nap...

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  20. I love that skirt. I am looking forward to the next issue of the magazine which I think is out soon. I hope things get better soon with your back.

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  21. I absolutely love the skirt!! You did an awesome job!! One day I hope to pick up sewing garments; I have only done purses and quilts.

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  22. The skirt is fabulous and I also love the linen blouse with the pretty collar.

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  23. Sorry to hear that your back is hurting. My husband suffers with a bad back and I know that it's very tough.
    I love the skirt and blouse. I'm not brave enough to try those on my own yet. Too new to sewing.

    Check out my blog for my dear son's art work.

    Ruth

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  24. OO I know all too well about the back pain and trying to sew. I have hip dysplasia and it throws out my back all time! I feel for you!!
    I LOVE the skirt and the start of your shirt. I love working with linen also, such a beautiful fabric. Don't know if I have ever left a comment on here,but I love your blog.

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  25. Anonymous9:47 PM

    The skirt is sooo pretty! Are you going to wear it with the blouse you showed us from a couple of posts back? Looks like they go together. You have me thinking of sewing again.!! Thanks!!!!! Jody

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  26. Hope you are feeling back to normal soon! I've not visited for a while, just realized my feeder hasn't been giving me your feeds...wonder what that's about???
    I noticed Jane Brockets book in your "reading" list, isn't it beautiful? I borrowed it from the library and now want to buy my own copy.
    Have a great weekend
    Niki

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  27. Janet - Leyland, England3:10 AM

    love your new garments. Hope your back will be better soon and that your medication is working.

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  28. Hope you are feeling back to normal soon! I've not visited for a while, just realized my feeder hasn't been giving me your feeds...wonder what that's about???
    I noticed Jane Brockets book in your "reading" list, isn't it beautiful? I borrowed it from the library and now want to buy my own copy.
    Have a great weekend
    Niki

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  29. Hi!
    I've been reading trough your blog recently, and I like it a lot! You make so many interesting and beautiful things. I´ve linked you to my blog!
    My best wishes,
    Hellen Sigurbjörg

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  30. Just LOVE the yummy linen. Beautiful!

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  31. Your sewing is lovely. I love the skirt!

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  32. I have just stumbled upon your blog and find so much here resonates with me; nice to 'meet' you!

    Blessings as you heal...

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  33. Ugh, I've had back problems and it is truly miserable. A couple years ago I strained my SI joint and it took about 6 wks to get back to normal. I hope you are feeling better bit by bit.
    The skirt is ADORABLE

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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