At last, the Simplicity tank is finished! You can see the finished photo on the sidebar or read a little more about here on Pattern Review. So what do I think about this pattern?
Last week, Tuesday was blogging about a visit to Trader Joe’s – since I don’t have one near me, I asked her what they were like and we started talking about all their goodies. Yesterday, I opened up my mailbox and had a wonderful surprise inside! Treats from Trader Joe’s and a pretty recipe card holder from Tuesday! I’ve already eaten 1/2 the bag of sesame sticks and even started dipping them in the hot mustard she sent (I love sweet hot mustards). I’m cracking the candy bar open tonight!
In other news, somebody grew overnight and it wasn’t my daughter!
No, the title of this post isn’t some sort of personal disclosure. It’s how I feel about my sewing machine. You see, one of the ‘selling points’ of my sewing machine is all the feet that came with it (and all the variety of stitches, but that’s a whole different post!). One of my favorite is the narrow hem foot. I worked on my tank a bit more yesterday – it requires a narrow hem on each of the layers of the top. If I didn’t have this foot, I probably would have given up on this fabric since it’s the type that just doesn’t want to cooperate.
Yesterday, while the oil was being changed in our car, my mom and I headed out to the mall to shop. Let me just say, I’m so glad that I sew because either everything seems way too overpriced for what they are offering (I know it’s designer, but do I really need to spend $75 on a t-shirt?) or just horrible fashion. At least I didn’t see anything that looked like this. Something tells me you can’t go through airport security wearing a getup like that.
With Taylor being sick, I’ve been trying to find lots of quiet activities that I can do and that I can stop midstream without getting too sidetracked. I figured that starting a major project wasn’t the best idea, so I decided to do the mundane task of tracing patterns.