|It's spring! The sour cherry tree is in bloom. Soon I will be making sour cherry jelly.|
It has nothing to do with need, either. First it was panties, of course you do wear (I hope so) a new fresh clean pair every day, so sewing lots of them is probably a good idea or at least not insane. Pyjama bottoms are another matter. How many pairs does one person need? I have now made 5 pairs. I love them. They are almost all I wear at home now, and they are especially nice to wear while sewing, you can slip them off easily to try on whatever you are sewing. Which, in my case is of course, pyjama bottoms. Because I have sewing OCD. So I sew pyjama bottoms. Repeat.
|I bought the middle fabric to make a scrub, I have absolutely no idea where the other two came from.|
After the first successful ones made for the Pyjama Party, I went through the stash and pulled out fabrics that I know in a million years I would never use for anything else. I must have been fabric shopping with really low blood sugar or on cold medication or channeling crazy people from the eighties, or thrifting during a dry spell and got desperate (this is the most likely).
|Left Sunglasses fabric, nice cotton. Middle fabric rayon/cotton blend. Right fabric what in God's name was I thinking?|
Of course the course of pj making cannot run smooth. The weird dark print (middle one) I managed to cut 2 left sides so for the right side I had to cut on the cross grain, so pattern matching wasn't going to happen. This was a little hard for me, I have a
|It is a lot of pink at once, I kind of feel like I|
bathed in Pepto Bismol, when I wear them.
|close up of rolled edge and fabric|
Good news, one of my diets is going well, the shopping diet has been a success! I feel unable to maintain a cold turkey level of no thrifting, however. Tanit-Isis tortured me yesterday by posting the patterns she bought at that home of thrifty goodness, Value Village. I am now certain that all the out of print sewing books I have ever wanted are there now calling to me, along with bolts of shimmering silks and crisp linens mistakenly marked at $5.99 for the whole bolt, and rolls and rolls of serger thread and petersham, and horsehair, and the first Claire Schaeffer Chanel jacket pattern, uncut. Well that's enough, you get the point. I am going today. I will be there banging on the door when they open. I am sure they have missed me. The staff have probably started wearing black arm bands.