Sunday, April 27, 2008

Following Up

Time to respond to comments and follow up on some posts.

Diane is a fellow Louisvillian and asked where I went to high school, as she is a Durrett graduate. I went to Iroquois HS, located in the South End.

Carolyn and Faye Lewis: thank you for your comments on my sewing room. It's a pleasant place to spend time. I can't find the comment right now, but somebody asked me how large the room is. Not that big, really. According to the house's floor plan, the room is 11 feet 4 inches by 10 feet 8 inches.

Also be sure to take a look at Annika's shelves for fabric storage. I'm quite impressed!

The day after I posted my rant about the postal service, I received a call from one of the supervisors on the day shift. She was also helpful and she promised that it would be corrected that day. And it was! Since it was resolved so well, I thought I should give a compliment.

The Calvin Hunt is Officially Over: a couple of days after I wrote that post, the Size 10 I ordered from eBay arrived. I also got a different Calvin pattern yesterday, a circa 1990 anorak:

I had planned on using it to make this J.Jill jacket:

However, I noticed it was on sale for a good price on the website yesterday so I went ahead and bought it. But I definitely see myself making the anorak at some point.

Carolyn and Marji: I don't see either one of you advocating not having a stash! I hope I didn't give that impression. Personally, I think having a minimal stash is vastly overrated, especially if you live in a fabric wasteland like I do. True, there's the internet. But that involves a slight wait, doesn't it? (wink wink nod nod)


Anonymous said...

Oh, my a graduate of Iroquois HS. I used to live on old 3rd Street across from St. Thomas Moore - years, and years, and years ago! I made the Vogue anorak pattern 10 years ago (at least that I think) and loved the outcome. It was easy to put together and even with my limited sewing skills had a more professional look.

Mardel said...

Cute jacket. It seems to strike me that a lot of old patterns are suddenly somewhat current again.

Anyway, I agree that a minimal stash is highly overrated, unless one lives somewhere where one can easily run out and get what one sews frequently. And even that doesn't help with the late-night inspiration sewing. Too many ideas would be lost if it weren't for the stash.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

J--Thanks for writing in. Although I'm not Catholic St. Thomas Moore was the local parish in my neighborhood. I lived just off Southern Parkway within walking distance of Iroquois Park. My brother is the only one still in Louisville. Thanks for the vote of confidence on the anorak.

Mardel, seems like the anorak is a classic. I noticed they're back in the pattern books again. And you're correct about the inspirational value of the stash.

Claire said...

OK Nan...thanks to this post I went to Ebay, bid on, and won this pattern. The jacket is too cute and doesn't appear to be too oversized. Thanks for posting. ;o)

Cennetta said...

Cute jackets. I love having a fabric collection. It gives me an opportunity to shop my stash instead of going to the store.