Friday, September 21, 2007

Bad girl

I have been a bad girl. I haven't posted in a while. I have an excuse though (tee, hee, as always!). I'm waiting for my Dritz My double deluxe to arrive. In my mind, that will signal the beginning of a new sewing era for me. I will finally be able to take pictures of my completed garments on a dress form. I'm also hoping to be able to apply some of the things I'm learning in my patternmaking class to the form so I can start to create custom clothing for myself. Still a distant dream, but I'll get there eventually.
Excited about the weekend. Going go Joann tonight to pick up a few simplicity patterns at $1.99 and then will hit up Walmart to see if they have any decent $1 and $2 fabric. Then, on Sunday, the 50% off red tag fabric sale starts at Joann. I kept kicking myself mentally for not taking advantage the last time they had that sale, so this time I'm budgeting for it. Every time I go, I peruse the red tag stuff - and often find some fabrics I like, but am not willing to pay $5/yd for (yes, I'm cheap, I know. Being taller and wider than average, I have to buy more fabric per garment than most ppl, so back off!) So. Things to look forward to this weekend!
I also FINALLY got a 36X48 cutting mat and rotary cutter. I got the Fiskars dual-sided mat. It smells!!! But it's living in the living room for now, so hopefully the smell will subside eventually.
I'd like to work on Simplicity 3789 this weekend. I don't usually do button-down shirts because of the whole "gaping" issue at the bustline, but after a positive review from someone on pr this week, I may try it. After all, with two new skirts, I'll need some new tops, no?
Okay. At work. Lunch time. Over. Gotta go.

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