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is it spring yet? and a note to the spammers

Dang, the spammers found my comments. But voila, word press has a mark all & delete to spam. yay!

On to other things. Is it spring yet? I’m desperate for spring, and yet, no time to sew the winter babywearing items that are also needed. Kinda sucks actually.I posted on a sewing mom’s web site about how to sew with a baby and they suggested at night (given her age and energy level). The problem is that’s my time to unwind – and sewing when tired = ripping it out. Hubby and I have to do the calendar again. He’s gone all weekend again, so he owes me some serious weekend sewing time.But you know men, constant reminder. They can’t help it, they were meant to chase wildabeasts, not focus on domestic issues. I digress.

On the way home from work I thought about the Vogue Patterns I bought, and the poncho pattern. MMMM. yummy. But I have several ponchos already that I’m not wearing that much. So what gives? Should I make another poncho (they are all the rage in France right now) or not? Am I swayed by new pattern or do I need a new poncho? I have that beautiful eggplant sweater knit. On the way in to work I drove by a popular store – one with all the simple unadorned clothes in great colors. In the window is a sleeveless cowlneck tunic. YUMMY. In a pale dusty rose. Just like the nursing top fabric!One thing is for sure, summer is coming, and none of my summer clothes are going to fit. I can barely keep up with 112 or 114 lbs. (dodging tomatoes now). I know it’s nursing, but even my mother asked if I was concerned. Not anything that a piece of cake every now and again won’t cure

So, what to sew for summer?

skirts – the Christine Jonson basewear skirts are a great start.

Wrap dress with elbow sleeves (I have a sleeveless one already).

A tube top or two.

Wide leg linen pants. Yes, I need a new pair.

And definitely the brown empire top with beaded halter straps.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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