After writing about that four-letter word, budgeting, I have been a very good girl. However, before I had my budgeting epiphany, I did make some on-line purchases. Spurred by Caroline’s post about a yummy fabric, I went traipsing to Fabric.com’s site and attempted to purchase that fabric and some others (because why would anyone buy just one fabric when making an online purchase — that’s just not very time efficient!). I say attempted because apparently I wasn’t the only one copying Carolyn taking Carolyn’s suggestion as it was sold out by the time they processed my order. 🙁
I did, however, get some other beauties and here they are in living color…
I have no idea yet what I am going to make with these fabrics; I only know that I love them. The first one is a boucle I think and it’s wonderfully thick and wooly (maybe it’s destined to be a Chanel type jacket???). The silk and cotton blend suiting has the most gorgeous hand and drape. I have to find the perfect skirt suit pattern to do it justice. The rayon jersey will most likely be a summer dress. And the cotton batiste print is sheer. Not sure what I’ll make out of that, maybe a blouse? I’ll have to see what the hand and drape is like after I wash it.
I’m almost finished with my Burda skirt. I hope to plan on wearing it tomorrow. I only have the lining insertion and hemming to do. CAN’T WAIT!!!! I am really proud of my work on this skirt. I took my time, made sure to not work on it when tired or after two glasses of wine, and sewed cautiously. And it’s really paid off; I think the skirt looks fabulous. Sure, there are few things that aren’t perfect, but I’m guessing that no one’s going to notice as it’s worn.
Here’s a sneak peak…
Until tomorrow, happy sewing everyone!