Sewing days and cutting days

Yesterday and the day before I bought like a million patterns at JoAnn's, including a bunch of Simplicity that are all $0.99 this week and some $1.99 McCall's.  Wahoo!!
I was so excited and inspired yesterday, and had the day free, that I cut out a bunch of dresses and skirts for work.  A bunch!
Sometimes you're in a cutting mood and sometimes you're in a sewing mood, and yesterday I was all about the cutting.  Which is good, since it's the hard part, anyway.  So today I plan to get lots of sewing done!!

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend.  I have today off!  Are any of you finding time for creative pursuits this weekend?

16 comments

  1. Blimey - that really is a lot of cutting!
    I have to admit, I'm never really in a cutting mood - it's the bit before the bit I love to do but see it as a necessary evil....
    Can't wait to see the results once everything is put together!

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  2. I have the amazing fit dress pattern. It is a fabulous pattern. I'll be interested to see how the amazing fit jacket goes. I was tempted to buy it recently. Unfortunately the cheapest sale priced pattern in Australia is $7.50, so I am more cautious about buying.

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  3. You are so lucky to have great sales, simplicity patterns cost £8 in the UK and there are never any good sales. You have done well with all that cutting, my biggest problem is getting the motivation to trace patterns.

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  4. That's a great idea... I just seem to never be in cutting mood, I wish I had an assistant to do that :)

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  5. I love those pattern sales! I'm a mom to 3 insane cats and 1 curious 15 month old so I love to cut on Saturday and sunday when the hubby is home to keep everyone out of my hair (and out of my pins and patterns! ) Then, I sew all week!

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  6. Oh wow...Wanna come over and cut mine out next. ;) That and marking are my least favorite part.

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  7. I find that cutting takes longer than sewing sometimes for me! It's good that you can get it all done at once and sit down to sew in your free moments.

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  8. Yeah cutting is def the most time-consuming and sometimes frustrating part... but it's also fun since that's when you really design and think up what it is you're going to make!

    I guess I am very lucky to be able to shop the $0.99 pattern sales!

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  9. Love this post, as I'm one who really enjoys a cutting day. And then the projects sit, and sit, and.....

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  10. Bargains! I'm NEVER in a cutting mood!

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  11. Wow - that is a lot! I agree with you on the cutting being the worst ..yick :P
    I found myself doing some clothes sewing this weekend, which is a switch for me. And I have you and one or 2 other blogs to thank for inspiration :)
    Thanks for sharing so much with all of us. It helps give me a kick in the pants and a spark in the old creative noggin.

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  12. You're so inspiring. I really should cut out a ton of things at a time. I hate cutting. It's really one of the reasons why I don't sew as often as I'd like. Good luck on the dresses.

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  13. I bought patterns yesterday too! So yesterday I just cut out a pair of pants, which will be my first pants with a fly which I'm scared about. Hopefully the turn out not looking stupid.

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  14. I don't like cutting mostly because I haven't got the space to properly do it.

    I agree with Katherine there never seem to be the equivalent of $0.99 sale in the UK- apart from ghastly patterns from the 80s. This is probably a good thing for my wallet though :-)

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  15. Wow! You got a lot done. I like the idea of cutting one day and sewing the next. Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Ooh great pattern bargains! Cant wait to see all your pretty creations now :)

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