Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Burda 8577 Maternity Top

This is my version of Burda 8577, also reviewed on patternreview.com. I bought the pattern and this fabric when I was pregnant 5 years ago and back in school, full-time, studying organic chemistry and calculus and other subjects that I nearly failed in college the first time around (in the 80s). No sewing was accomplished during that pregnancy.
I have more completed maternity projects to post....This 2nd pregnancy has really gotten me gassed to sew--but it's still pretty irrational to spend time sewing things I can wear for only 4 months, when I can certainly get by on the several tops I got at Target ($4 each, clearance sale). Is this the so-called "nesting"?
Downsizing box #3: mostly bed linens.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Downsizing: Box #2

Visiting family out of town at the moment, but before we left, I did clear out box #2 of stuff: some raggedy pants and T-shirts and several (more than I'd like to admit) micro-miniskirts and skorts that arguably I've been too old to wear for as long as I've owned them. Living in HongKong for a few years in the 90s I was unfortunately influenced by the local fashion, which tended toward Lolita-secretary. They are totally out of place in San Francisco, where the style is definitely anti-cutesy. Yet apparently I couldn't part with them while they were in perfectly wearable condition, since I paid good money for them. But they are taking up valuable space (over $350/sq foot) so it's time to go.