Thursday, May 31, 2012

A quick pattern for a Dear Friend

After my move and not having my computer for 2 weeks, it took me a while to get back into the pattern making groove. (Not to mention the fact that I hadn't done any patterning the month we were packing to move.)

I was working on my Corset en X pattern, since that is the pattern I want to get to testers first, but yesterday my dear friend posted something that looked easy to pattern, so there was my quick challenge.

I present to you the Persian Riding Coat pattern.

It is based off this one that is curently on display at the Metropolitan Museum for the exhibit Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
 on loan from Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst, Berlin

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Setteling in

Wow, it has been some time since I posted here.

To wrap up in a nutshell, I moved almost 1,000 miles, in with my Husband's family. We now share a bedroom and family room with all three of our children.
It took several weeks until MY computer was set up and while my sewing machine is set up temporarily, my books are not on the shelves. We still have a lot of organization to set up for the whole house, as we displaced a lot of the In-laws items.
The business plans are on the back burner for a while yet as I moved to a new state and need to go over all the rules.
The sewing I am doing right now is for curtains for our bedroom.
I have familiarized myself with the area again and am once again enjoying having a fabric store in walking distance. I wasn't intending to buy fabric, having just packed up all my stash and realizing how MUCH I have, but I found the perfect fabric for curtains, and nothing in my stash was just right. It is good to have a sewing project again.