Thursday, 13 February 2014

My sewing blackboard and vintage sewing pattern pledge

Hello! Anybody out there?! Yes, it's been a while since my last (non-sewing related) post, but what better way to come back to the blog than with a pledge? Marie at A Stitching Odyssey has initiated the vintage sewing pattern pledge, so I'm in: 

"In 2014, I, Alice Wang, will sew up at least three of my vintage sewing patterns". 

That's all well and good, but where on earth have you been? I hear you ask. Well, I'm pleased to say that a lot are changing in my life, for the better, of course. For starters, I'm starting a new job, and we are moving house for it! Selling up and trying to tie up loose ends have been stressful, and that's why I've taken a bit of a break from sewing and blogging, but I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end. 

Anyway, back to sewing. Here's what's on my sewing blackboard, and the 3 vintage patterns that I'm planning on sewing this year (but if you've read the T&Cs you will see that I reserve my rights to change which patterns that I will use):
Compared to the last time I shared the blackboard with you, there were only 3 projects that I haven't yet finished. Not bad going, right?




I'm excited! I just LOVE vintage patterns. Yes, they are harder to fit, but they feel so special to work with. I can't wait to start. And to ease myself in, I'm pleased to say that I've already made myself a simple unlined jacket to introduce myself to the world of handmade jackets ("tailoring" to others). Once it's pressed and photographed, I will be sure to be back to share it with you. Until then, hope you are staying safe whatever the weather is where you are.  

4 comments:

  1. Hurray... good to have to back in the blogging world. Hope everything was ok since you last posted. I'm looking forward to seeing your pledge makes!

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    1. Yes, everything was fine, thanks :) Just been super busy in my life -- looking for a new job, looking for somewhere to move to, resigning from current job, buying a new house, selling our current house, etc etc! It was all happening at once! But I'm happy to be back for some serious sewing now. Watch this space!

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  2. Yay, thanks so much for joining in...we've missed you around these parts! I've added you to the Pinterest board - http://www.pinterest.com/stitchodyssey/vintage-sewing-pattern-pledge/. Also, I love that you have a blackboard for your projects..I want!!!

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    1. Thank you for the great idea, Marie! And not just an ordinary blackboard, but one that's made of rulers!! How fitting (no pun intended)!

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