Thursday, March 15, 2018

reversals

Some synonyms are a change of direction, 180, backtracking.  It's a term which will be used by historians to describe the current administration and its DOJ.  Not only does the current President flip-flop when speaking to the press or his Cabinet, but DOJ policies have shifted a number of positions in court cases.  These cases include labor law, voting rights, immigration, consumer protection, healthcare and prisoner rights.  I hope we are all paying attention to these shifts in policy and law, even while Russia and Stormy swirl around the news cycle.  
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In honor of this bafoon currently in the White House, I am making a reversible hoodie.  This one--->

The pattern calls for a knit, and I did pick up some lovely pieces at Marcy Tilton's site (on sale!).  I will use the fabrics below for version #1, and then I plan to try a lace and linen version.  



After a slew of failures in my shirtmaking recently, I am looking forward to this project as a way to build some success before going back to collars and cuffs, plackets and buttonholes.  

What is on your sewing table?  Share!

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  1. My shirt is still in time-out while I think about the proportions and how to fix. (Pamela's Patterns Pleated flowy tee). Not to mention 12 hour split shifts at work.
    So I derailed and ordered some luscious double gauze (nani iro) and may go with The Fringe Dress by Chalk and Notch.
    I may have a wedding in my future and need a casual dress.
    Good luck with your Marcy Tilton knits.

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    1. 12 hr shifts! Soory. Is the Pamela's pattern 115?

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  2. It would take a set of encyclopedias to document the vast number of things this administration has done, undone, tried to do, obstructed . . . oy, it gives me a headache!

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    1. yes, it is going down in the history books as a terrible time for democracy.

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  3. Ooh, the lace and linen version sounds divine, Good luck with both and I hope you’ll share phots when completed.

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    1. Starting today on fitting the pattern...

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  4. I am currently trying to sew in the midst of redecorating AND having new doors fitted so my sewing room is in turmoil. I thought I might as well send my big machine to be serviced so I am currently trying to make a Tello Jacket on my kitchen table. It has lots of pockets so nice, small jobs to slot in when I have time.

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    1. Oh my gosh, that is a CUTE jacket. I now have another pattern on my "want to sew" list. Have fun with those pockets, especially the zippered one.

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  5. Good to see you are finding your own way of dealing with this chaos. Looking forward to seeing the result. Pity the same can't be said for the other reverses.

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    1. yes, very anxious here but I am hanging onto faith in the courts.

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  6. Beautiful fabric. I often check Marcy's site but find her tastes and mine so rarely mesh. I do much better on Etsy where I have a search engine. LOVE that pattern though..... How are the critters?

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    1. yep, I was surprised at the fabric and the price. Even so, it was expensive all together. Griff is doinf fantastic and Nick also. Nick stepped wrong last weekend and has been a big baby since then. Not lame anymore but oh so dramatic.

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  7. Never in my life have been enticed to be inspired to sew by a politician... I should widen my horizons! There's all sorts of possibilities out there when you think about it.
    Lovely fabric combination.

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    1. :-) well, we do what we can in the midst of chaos.

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  8. LOL, sewing projects as political commentary! That is subversive, girl! Stitch on.

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  9. Cheer up! With 7 more years of Trump and 8 years of Pence, you will have entered a golden age of sewing. Can't wait to see your creations!

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  11. It is hard to watch and see the many people being hurt now and on into the future. My sewing is my escape so I hope you find this hoodie to be fun to sew and even more fun to wear. I have been making bags, perhaps to avoid thinking too much, but I'm about ready to make a jacket, maybe a hoodie!

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  12. Long time lurker here; I appreciate your sentiments about politics. Knitting has helped me stay calm over the past year, but I continue sewing as well. I am currently revising the Style Arc Jasmine pants pattern as I want several pairs of loud, patterned stretch sateen pants for the coming summer season. I usually wear a lot of black and dark neutrals, so it will shock everyone around me, but it's good to change things up sometimes. I like the fit of the Jasmine on me, but wanted to revise the shape of the front yoke/waistband somewhat and, to simplify and speed up the sewing, I am changing the zipper from a jeans-style fly front to the side. I have three or four lengths of fabric intended for this project, unless I get bored, which is entirely possible. Thanks for your inspiration and carry on!

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