A Sew-Along Day Off

Hey, Sew-Alongers! I apologize but I don’t have a Sew-Along post ready for us today! A shipment of boxes arrived last week that took over most of the office, so I wasn’t able to get to the sewing machine at all. (And I still haven’t cut my lining fabric either! So behind.)

Which means I have nothing prepared for our next step yet. I hope you’ll understand! I hope to get everything sorted in the next day or so and then back to the Sew-Along.

I’ll leave you with a silly photo of me wearing the half-finished jacket:

Pretty cool that we can try on our jackets already, right? Remember there’s a front band on each side, so don’t panic when your jacket won’t meet at centre front. I know that a couple of you found this out last week after sewing up the sideseams! The bands add a couple of inches to fill in that centre front gap, all the way from the hem to the top of the collar.

Sorry for the delay in Sew-Along posts, and thanks for understanding! If you’re still working on the earlier posts, here’s a day or so to get caught up with the group!

PS. Remember, the Renfrew Top Pre-Sale ends today. If you’re on the Sewaholic Patterns mailing list (different from the daily blog-post email list), check your mail for the secret code that will give you free shipping! Not on the list? Sign up here!

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16 Responses to A Sew-Along Day Off

  1. Jodi Bonjour January 30, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    I’m relieved. I got sick on Friday and now I’m behind! And I think I know what that shipment is and it is very exciting. :)

  2. Alexandra January 30, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    Phew! That’s a bit of a relief to be honest, I haven’t even cut out my fabric yet (for so many reasons) and I’m worried that I’m getting even further behind!

    Maybe I can start to catch up today!

  3. Vicki Kate January 30, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Ooh, Renfrew patterns in the boxes?!
    No worries on the day off, I’m going to finish my Jasmine blouse instead tonight. I’m sure the break will be appreciated by those trying to catch up too!

  4. Mary January 30, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Though I’m disappointed (can’t lie about that!), I always have something else I can work on. My readers have wanted some pictures and thoughts about recent pieces, I need a black shell, I am starting on some wardrobe sewing. Get caught up Tasia, and take a breath. I would guess that the pace is a little frantic as your business starts to really take off.

    • Tasia January 30, 2012 at 10:49 am #

      Sorry! I knew some of you would be disappointed. You are right, the pace has been frantic since the new year began! Thanks for understanding and we’ll be back to it later this week.

  5. Annabelle January 30, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    No complaints from me! I’m in just about the same place as Alexandra, life has gotten in the way and I was just able to make my muslin this weekend. Good news is I will only be makign one adjustment – to shorten the sleeves a bit. I still never found 2″ elastic, but I was able to find 1-7/8″. I think that will be close enough for me (plus it was clearanced out at $0.50 a yard!). We will all wait patiently for you to be back with another post.

  6. Latrice January 30, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    This is a relief for me as well. I am fairly behind. I found out last night that my zipper for the hood isn’t long enough. I guess the fabric was not cut accurately (my error or slippery fabric). I also need to finish hand sewing one seam, which I kind of don’t like because you can see it through the pubic side (but all that hand stitch, ugh).

    Besides I just got the Renfrew in the mail today, so I might have to spend some time drooling over it and getting it cut out for class.

  7. Rachel W. January 30, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Hi, Tasia– delighted to hear about the pre-sale for the Renfrew top! At the risk of sounding cheap, if I signed up for the mailing list today, will I be able to order it with free shipping before the pre-sale ends?

    Thank you very much! Have a great week!

    • Tasia January 30, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      Yes! You can still place pre-orders today. The promo code will self-destruct at midnight tonight (pacific time) so you’re good to go!

      (It’s not sounding cheap. Any money you save can go to your fabric fund!)

      • Rachel W. January 30, 2012 at 11:10 am #

        Hooray, thank you! I just placed my order, and I’m so excited for the Renfrew. I’ve been seeing it all over the Sew Weekly and such, and it always looks great!

        Thanks again!

  8. Tasia January 30, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    I’m relieved to hear that you guys are thankful for extra time to catch up. I was expecting perhaps some name-calling from impatient sewists who were waiting for a post today! Thanks for bearing with me. If you could see my office, I can barely walk in here with all the cardboard and paper! :) Must clear it out and get back to sewing my jacket!

  9. Kirsty January 30, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Phew! I’m away for work interstate for another two days, so glad I won’t be scrambling to catch up so much when I get home. I’d run out of the reflective piping I’m using so bought some more last night (plus some more for another jacket, shhh!). I’m off shopping tonight after my course for Renfrew fabrics! Great to hear you need that many boxes – I’m guessing they are patterns?

  10. Pauline January 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    That’s a relief for me too. I was behind a few steps, which I can do tonight. It’s looking more and more like a real jacket, and a pretty nice one I want to add. Can’t wait to finish it and wear it.

  11. Dana January 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Hi. No problems, I had a feeling you had your hands overflowing with work. I still need to finish the pockets detour with Amy. Then I am ready to go. Take a breath Tasia I am sure everyone understands that you are only 1 person.

  12. Alexandra January 31, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    WHEEEE! My Renfrew Pattern arrived today! So excited!!!


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