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Tuesday Ramblings

Good Morning


I'm ordering my coat lining, this week. Probably today, I didn't get a chance to order it last week, got busy. And I have this thing now due to Amazon of expecting fast packages, so I tend not to order things at the end of the week because I want to receive it the week of the order.
I'm ordering from Vogue Fabrics, so I think I should still be able to get it this week.


 I know childish but Amazon has spoiled me. Well that's the update on the coat, I probably will cut out the bodice pattern pieces this evening and set it to the side. Still waiting on the Butterick pattern. The seller sent me a message this morning that it was returned to her because the label fell off. So I have to wait another week for that.


But that the only update I have about the coat


Blogging 2018

I'm debating if I want to give up blogging, on one hand I love having my own space in the world, but on the other hand I feel like its a lot of work and I wonder if I'm being effective. I thought about vlog, but haven't decide on that one yet? Any thoughts on which one is better.
I'm also a member of sewing pattern review
and Sewing Portfolio
and I have my instagram

I wish that there was a way, that once I did my blog post, I can click a button, and my sewing review is sent to Sewing pattern review, and my photos are sent to Sewing portfolio but it doesn't.

So I feel like I have all these different communities and you have to post separately on all of them.
But is it EFFECTIVE is my question?

I like sharing my sewing makes, and I want to learn new techniques, and document the process.
I don't feel like I'm a tutorial type of blogger, and I feel like there are a million in one technique videos, I just want to share my makes, lol.

The thing with social media we don't own those, and I guess technically I don't own blogger, but its still my blog outside of social media, or rather the domain name lol... 

So what do I do? Do I give up blogging, move to video blogging? Or just keep my Instagram, and post reviews on sewing pattern review or sewing portfolio
Questions I have with no answers....
Help a sista out, any advice would be appreciated.

Well that's enough of blogging issues. Lets Talk Spring Patterns.

                                      Simplicity Patterns

I'm really trying to cut down on patterns. As I'm learning my taste. I am accepting I don't have to buy a pattern because its new. I did a pattern cleanse where I got rid of at least 250 patterns, unfortunately I think I have bought about 50 more, My phone says I have 469 patterns. The goal is to never own more than 500, and hopefully maybe get down to 350 possibly. I do need to let some patterns go because I know I will not make them EVER.

So the new Simplicity patterns its a couple I like

My likes
Simplicity Pattern 8550 Misses' and Women's Dress, Tunic and Top

I love View A but I would need a belt to cinch my waist, I also wouldn't mind A as a top for a jumpsuit.




Simplicity Pattern 8560 Misses' Knit Sports Bras
I'm doing the RTW fast, and I need some new sports bras, so unless I make time to pick up some before the 31st I will need this pattern to make some.


Simplicity Pattern 8548 Misses' Knit Dress
I love this pattern because its simple, it has the raglan sleeves which looks nice on me, its plain, but can be dressed up or down. If  I pick this one up, I would force myself to get rid of 10 patterns.  To accept this one lol.


The patterns that was disappointing to me, was Mimi G patterns, please don't stone me. But I felt like she is starting to repeat things. I love a lot of her independent patterns, she puts out, however they are pdf patterns, and I don't have the resources to print them. And I took one of her patterns I did pick up to the printer to get printed, and they told me it would need two pages, it was like 18.00 dollars. I was like nope and I did print that one at my job.

I liked more of her older patterns for Simplicity, but I will say majority of them I have given away because I realize they weren't my style. I do still plan on making Simplicity 1283 and the coat from Simplicity 8451. I also still have Simplicity 8392 and 8334 (all those snaps required for this one is one of the reason why it has set, I may give up on that one. I think the snaps will cost more than the fabric lol.

But I'm not feeling the direction her Simplicity patterns are going. I did see a video she did when she talked about the process for doing a pattern with Simplicity and how much in advance she has to work on it. But yea, not liking it.
I can't draft patterns, not one bit, hence the reason why my winter coat will be a combination of two patterns .... lol so don't my two cents.


This pattern Simplicity Pattern 8547 Misses' and Miss Petite Dress by Mimi G Stylereminds me of
Simplicity Pattern 1276 Misses' and Miss Petite Knit Dress from Mimi G Style

This pattern
Simplicity Pattern 8558 Misses' Separates by Mimi G Stylereminds me of
Simplicity Pattern 8093 Misses' Sportswear from Mimi G Style


5 comments

  1. Hahaha...I suppose there are still the corners where you can't criticize any bloggers-turned-pattern-designers. I say pfft. No one is owed my money just because. That colorblocked pattern isn't just repetitive, the proportions are not good. I love the activewear from Simplicity. I hope someone told them that leggings need countour at the knee and should be slim at the ankle :side eye:

    Lucky you on Amazon! I was so hooked after literally NEVER buying anything off of Amazon prior to 2016. And now that we have a distribution center very close by a lot of my packets come via Amazon Flex which is a bit like the Uber of Amazon. Regular folk in their own vehicles go and get packages and deliver them. For the 3rd time I've had a package with "guaranteed 2-day delivery" not show up for 4-5 days or in some cases be cancelled. I just deactivated my Prime membership. #overit

    I *only* got on IG because of the Cricut partnership and I realize I don't really miss it and don't really want to be on there. I was hoping to grow my following again so I could reach more people for them but my heart isn't in it.

    I love my blog though. I've even considered not posting on PR anymore although that's really quick and dirty for me. I don't want to say the same thing over and over again. It's why I don't really follow or post in FB groups! I started seeing the same thing in like 5 places and it was driving me insane!!

    It can't hurt to give the vlog thing a try if that's the direction you think you want to go.

    My catalog says I have 705 patterns except I know there's more because there are some I haven't added. I always say I'm okay with my stash as long as I can store it. Well my pattern storage is overflowing. I need to cull. I desperately need to cull!! Maybe I'll do that over the long break. I tried to cull my fabrics and got a tiny, baby pile of like 10 cuts. Doh. LOL!

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    1. Aaaaaand there I go writing a book! O_o

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    2. I would have giving up on Amazon to, luckily I haven't had any bad experiences with them knock on wood.

      I think I like instagram, over facebook because there isn't the groups, or fake news splattered all over the place. But sometimes I feel its clique like if that makes sense. I find that I like Russian seamstress etc that I follow a lot, I just wish I knew what their captions said lol.
      I have to give up something, I notice a lot of people aren't posting on sewing pattern review as much as before.
      I'm going to take the last two weeks of this month to figure something out. If I do go vlog, I told myself my videos cant be longer than 5-7 minutes tops. I cringe when I see 15-35 minutes vlogs.
      I don't have the patience, but they get views so I guess people like them I just can't do it.

      I also had to pick my vice,patterns or fabric, couldn't hoard both, so I picked the fabric and I have way to much fabric. Im hoping with the RTW fast 2018 I can sew a lot of it up.

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    3. Oh can you get your old Instagram back?

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    4. No, unlike FB when you delete your IG it's gone.

      OMG I am always on the Russian Burda site. I love that site! LOL!!!

      And yes, I almost always 'x' out of long videos. Who has the time?!

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