Tuesday, January 15, 2008

So little time...

I have so many things on my to-do list including:

  1. putting a new line of handbags for my shop into production
  2. adding the PayPal storefront somewhere over there------>
  3. proto-typing zipper pouches
  4. spinning yarn for mitts for my sister-in-law
  5. working on a pattern review for Sew, Mama, Sew
And yet I'm obsessing about sewing a new shirt for myself. My inspiration is an article from the Threads Magazine newsletter called "A Figure-Flattering Tee" (and if there ever was a figure that needs flattering, it's mine.)

I love Threads and have been a subscriber for years. I love to go through old issues because there is always some new technique to learn or hint to try. The above article is by Marcy Tilton, whose patterns and techniques are wonderful. I especially love this article about t-shirt construction. Anyways, it's taking tremendous will-power to not run to the fabric store and buy patterns and fabric and dust off my serger.

What's tempting you lately?


IMakeCuteStuff (aka Marlo M.) said...

That t-shirt is totally cute! Post a pic when you make it, huh? hehe. My temptation(s) right now? Buying more fabric than I can ever sew into "cute stuff" and adding to my list of things I want to do this year! haha!

Jenn Maruska said...

Thanks for those great links!

I'm tempted to buy fabric. But I'm trying to make this a "use what I have" month. Come on willpower!

: D

Steph said...

I am tempted to eat my daughter's chocolate orange from her Christmas stocking that is STILL sitting in the refrigerator. Where did she get this ability to let chocolate sit around uneaten? Where???

Um, I could use a figure flattering T also.

Hope you will post a picture when you make one. And then perhaps consider making a few for your shop. In a size 10/12, say?

maia (glassbeach) said...

Ooooh, fabric and the kidlings' uneaten candy-two constant temptations for me!

I've been good and haven't even bought anything toward my new shirt but I'll post something once I have!