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    Leave No Project Unfinished

    Morning Tals!

    I am already getting ready for our visit! Can’t believe we’ll get to see y’all in two weeks! It’s going to be so crazy. Are you ready for the whole family to be in your new home? Haha. I think this vacation is coming at just the right time. I need a little sunshine and some time around my California friends. Of course I wish there was a way to visit San Francisco and San Diego simultaneously. When’s that stinkin’ bullet gonna be built??!

    Anyway it’s been raining here on and off lately. We had a great time in Pine Bush with Brendan’s folks. Michelle was visiting, too and we got to talking quite a bit. There’s some collaboration in works and I can’t wait to show you! Currently my biggest goal this Fall is to not let my projects fall by the wayside. That’s why this season my motto is “No Projects Left Unfinished”.

    Remember those fabrics from my last post? Well I did end up having a delay on the sewing end. I brought my sewing machine down because it has been making some really distressing noises lately. Brendan’s folks have some experience fixing up machines so they offered to look at it for me. It ended up sounding like a slipped belt/gear issue that had to be taken into a professional. Luckily for me Brendan’s mom had a spare Kenmore Ultra-Stitch 8 in storage. I guess this was one of her very first sewing machines! It’s a great, sturdy machine that I’m proud to use and I wish I could just keep it forever! The best part is that I even have a new sewing station. It’s right in the living room which means direct eye line to Otto’s play area.

    I figured I needed to make good use out of this beauty while it’s in my hands. I have a lot of sewing projects in various states of completion so instead of piling on the unfinished-ness I’d be proactive and check off at least a few of them this week. I finished this dress last night and decided that if I wore it while sewing it’d be a good incentive to finish the shorts, also from the last post. Possibly one of the best things about this dress pattern is that it was one of Mom’s old patterns! That means that, if she had more time, this dress could have been made for one of us back in the early days. It’s a girl’s 12-14 which means that a 12 would have fit us in our middle school years. I got lucky and the size 14 actually fits my measurements. I made a few adjustments to the length of the dress but otherwise it’s great. What’s even better is this dress pattern has pockets! Most women’s patterns are pocket-less and it’s usually up to me to add them in.

    I actually finished the shorts, too but since it was later in the night I didn’t have a chance to take some pictures. I’ll use them in the next post, styled and everything.

    Love you Tals and see you so soon!!!

    xoxo

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