After a week of softball games, a very sick toddler, tornadoes, doctor appointments and a spouse traveling, I was happy not only to receive my (recent) pattern purchases (and Burda) in the mail, but also to engage in some ‘retail therapy’. Included in this lot are a new-to-me line of patterns called Imagewear. This is a Neatherland company that puts out a pattern magazine (I have never found it here in the US) and that has now branched out to paper patterns. I decided to try out a dress with ruching on the side and a fun neckline – stay tuned for the results in the next month or so. Also in the mail? HotPattern’s Weekender Boyfriend Jean and the Simple Boxy Bowling Bag (by the way, if you’re interested in these, all HotPatterns are on sale until the end of the month). It was a toss up as to which one I would start first, but I managed to find a fun silver crocodile print while shopping yesterday and now I am determined to work on the bag first! In addition to several McCall patterns (now on sale for .99 at Joann’s) I also picked up Famous Frocks: Patterns and Instructions for Recreating Fabulous Iconic Dresses, I looked through it briefly last night, but will put up a full review later on in the week.
WHEW! You would think that this would tide me over, but I intend on visiting two local, independent fabric stores today. I was sad to learn that one is closing it’s doors at the end of the month and I’d like to visit one last time before they are gone. How about everyone else? How was your week, what did you sew, and did anyone else go crazy shopping?