I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation (Oscar Wilde)
My plans were:
Cut back on fabric shopping (broke that one on Jan. 1 when I went to a New Year’s Day fabric sale) and to not buy so many patterns. I mean, really, how many dress patterns does one need? Well, it seems I need more.
Third resolution, start on my ball gown. I haven’t even bought the dang pattern yet.
My fourth resolution (I should just call them Lies I Tell Myself at this point) was to work on my growing UFO pile.
And, all I did over January was create more UFO’s. On the upside, we have 11 months to get back on track.
For those that have stayed on track, I would love to hear how you do it. For those fellow crumbled cookies, let me entice you with a few new patterns, books and other delicious temptations, because failure loves company.
Joi Mahon’s New Patterns! We have a new chapter starting in our Sew With Me series! This month we have Joi Mahon showing you how to make wearable, fun garments. Her styles are versatile and modern.
Each pattern can be easily adapted to suit individual tastes. We also have options to purchase the pattern alone or with a video instruction. Great for new sewists.
Have you seen the Christine Haynes patterns? These are exclusive to Sew News. I am finishing up the Anya Skirt and will be posting it here on the Sew News blog soon. Plus, all the editors have made a garment from this new line. Be sure to visit the blog as we show you what we made.
All the patterns have a classic look to them, and most are beginner friendly. Not a beginner? I challenge you to sew one up using couture level techniques! I would love to see how you would interpret the Christine Haynes patterns.
If you do, leave me a comment on the blog, or post a pic on our Fan Page.
And, don’t forget to check out our new issue. This month we have a Joi telling us how to make a fit sample for better fitting garments. Plus step-by-step instructions for making leggings and one of our most popular tops the Up In Arms blouse.
Be sure to pick up a copy today!I hope these have tempted you enough to get back to those resolutions, or at the least started a whole new list!