Hello, Reader-Friends! It's September and August has flown by....without any posting on here! Or really any sewing, for that matter. August was full of life-changing stuff and work, plus just a general end-of-summer, don't-want-to-do-anything kind of attitude. Sometimes I just want to sit on the couch and chill after a long day with my knitting!
In addition to landing a new job (exciting!!), I've been hitting the gym regularly and have found that to be a great way to stay energized during my day, plus it's a great stress-release after frantic days at work. However, it doesn't leave a whole lot of time for sewing when I get home in the afternoon. But don't you worry, I've been finding some time to play with this:
During tax-free weekend at the beginning of August, I BOUGHT A FREAKING SERGER!!!! I have waited 10 years to finally have one to call my own, and it was so worth the wait. I am now the proud owner of a Babylock Eclipse DX and love everything about it - especially the air-threading!! I never thought I'd be able to afford a Babylock, but since this one was a floor model and is an older machine, I got a fantastic deal on it PLUS the store owner gave me a free wheely case. That afternoon, I churned out two tshirts from my new serger:
There's definitely a learning curve to sewing complete garments on a serger but I'm loving it so hard. Now that I have one, I don't want to buy clothes ever again! I can make ALL the clothes now in my little sewing studio.
I have some time off between my jobs, so I visited Ogunquit, ME last week with my boyfriend and his family. This is my third summer vacation to Ogunquit and I just love it there...it's my happy place!
So now that I'm back from the beach and winding down my days before I start my new job, I'm furiously attacking my fall sewing list. This is just a fraction of what is currently on my list:
I think I'll construct about three of the garments on that list this week - I'm almost done with my Archer, I just started the Victoria blazer this afternoon, and after I decipher my Clover muslin from earlier this year, those should be fast to sew.