Monthly Archives: April 2006

Shopping The Pattern Stash

I’m feeling pretty good toningt – instead of scouring the internet for a new pattern to use for one of my Emma One Sock fabrics (she’s got new ones out today, I refreained from ordering more), I went to my Burda World of Fashions instead. So far everything I’ve found is a tank and I think that I would like something with a cap sleeve. I guess tomorrow I’ll go back through and see what strikes me. Now if I could get in the right frame of mind to trace these patterns off!
UPDATE: Well now I’m just stuck as to what project I should start next. I have so much pretty fabric and so many patterns picked out I don’t know what I should cut into. Should it be the Jalie T with the Moulin Rouge Fabric? The Jalie Cross-over top with the faces print and contrasting bands? Or a Burda tank with onionskin? I’m wishing May Burda would arrive today so I could get a closer look at this top – I’m thinking that the Tahitian Tatoo would look great made into this!

My Tighty Whities

It’s not very often that I decide to make all the patterns included in an envelope. With Jalie 2568 (camisole & panties), I thought that it might be a good idea to test them all out and see what I think of each style. I used an absolutely wonderful cottonlycra jersey in white for everything (except for the Brazilian hipster which requires 6″ lace or larger). Yes, it’s boring, but you can never have too many pairs of white underwear, especially after Easter, when you can wear white pants whenever you want. Plus the fabric feels so good next to my skin.

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Hat Per Week

I played secretary today at my daughter’s school (answered phones, took lunch money, etc.) – so in between duties, I surfed the web (boy was it slow). I came across this site: One Hat Per Week for 52 Weeks. Her latest hat was also taped for a series on DIY
It reminds me of a similar theme (and also a favorite haunt) – Dress a Day. Except Dress A Day is more bloggie.

I Cheated….

Well, I really just got lazy. I spent the rest of the morning working on the sleeves and decided that I really, really didn’t want to make my own bias binding. I did that for my original Hot Patterns Wrapture Jacket and while it looked good, it was quite a bit of work. I was also afraid that the twill I was using would create too much bulk. So, I broke down and purcsed a package of bias tape. Several hours later I had completed my Anthropologie Geranium Sweater Jacket look-alike!

I’m going to post a full review over at Pattern Review tonight – I’ll post a link incase anyone wants further information on how to make this jacket.

UPDATE I posted a review of the pattern on PR tonight. Here’s a link with more info on the changes I made to the jacket.

Project Details:

Inspiration: Anthropologie’s Sweater Jacket

Pattern: Simplicity 4230 (View A modified)

Fabrics:
Jacket: Red and White floral stretch twill from Hancock Fabrics

Red stretch twill from Joann Fabrics

Inspriation list price……..$118.00

Materials & Cost:
Pattern……..$ .99
Fabric……..$13.49
Notions……..$9.12
Total………$23.60

Savings……$94.40

It’s Definately A Monday

I woke up this morning to golf ball size hail hitting the house, my body ached from Saturday’s softball practice (and a bit of golf on Sunday), and the phone has not stopped ringing this morning – it’s definately a Monday!
I’m determined to finish up this jacket tonight (I’ll post when I’m done). I trimmed off the excess fabric in the banding area in an attempt to soften it up a bit. I’m now working on the sleeves – let’s hope all goes well!