I managed to finish up Taylor’s Easter jacket this afternoon. Let’s hope she likes it. Overall, it turned out pretty well, except I managed to trim off part of the ruffle on the top part of the jacket. I don’t think that it’s noticeable, but I know it’s there. UGH.
Today I ordered two Patrones magazines from Stoff-Art. I am absolutely giddy with my new purchases (and they haven’t even arrived yet)! I wound up getting the December 2005 and the much desired February 2006 issue – for $28.10 including shipping. Now to see how long it takes to get here (I’m guessing several weeks since it sounds like it ships media mail from Germany) – which gives me a few weeks to brush up on my Spanish!
I’ve added yet another project to the sidebar….Simplicity 4260. Taylor picked this one out along with the black denim fabric a few weeks back. This gives me the perfect opportunity to use my rhinestone hotfix applicator (the pattern calls for 100 rhinestones)!
I took a few hours this afternoon to finish up the halter dress. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out, except that the fabric is a bit stiff and doesn’t drape quite right (especially in the hip and stomach areas). I made a few minor changes to the dress overall.
Well, I couldn’t resist anymore. I broke down and purchased a great RPL print from Wazoodle tonight. Since I only got two yards, I went ahead and got Jalie 2568. Hopefully, this time next weekend I’ll be making new undies! Does anyone know where to buy small quantities of 4-way stretch (preferably prints) knits to use for underwear?
In other sewing news….
Awhile back on Pattern Review, someone started a thread about what everyone’s sewing goals for the new year were. Here’s my list:
1. Get over my fear of knits – use more in my sewing and increase my skill with this fabric.
2. Use more of my sewing patterns more than once.
3. Take a sewing class or two (I have to use that new sewing machine caddy that I purchased).
4. Expand my sewing – try new things, new patterns, new companies, fabrics, etc.
5. Make a quilt for myself – of the few that I’ve sewn, they’ve all been for someone else.
6. Become more skilled at alterations.
After spending the afternoon shopping (which was very productive, by the way), Taylor and I have decided that we really need a cropped denim jacket. I refuse to pay $60 for 1/2 a jacket that will probably be out of style by fall – so why not sew one? Which leads me to the question, what pattern to use?
So, I spent the afternoon the other day cutting out the pattern and fabric for my halter dress. The fabric was blinding, over 3 yards of that stuff can seriously damage your eyesight.
Today was Hancock Fabric’s President’s DayTruckloadNotions sale – in other words, almost the entire store is discounted. Of course, I can’t pass up a good deal, so after Taylor’s basketball game, I made sure that I stopped by. So what did I get?