it’s not spring yet here in nashville – quite the opposite, actually :( cold enough to make our gas bill $350 but i digress – but the spring fever bug has really hit me hard over the past couple weeks.
and then my favorite favorite fabric store, textile fabrics, decided to have a huge 40%-off-everything sale for the entire month of january.
and then i magically got my sewing mojo back!
yay sewing mojo!
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remember this number? the one that is ripping off this number?
well, not quite ripping off, but ~inspired~. i am frankensteining the pattern to have the same gathered skirt & ruffly neckline. not sure if i’m going to do the trim or not yet.
anyway, this is the fabric i bought for it! a whole 3 yards!
sidenote: the original pattern calls for 3.5 yards of fabric… the skirt pattern for the gathers calls for something obscene like 5 yards. for a SKIRT. i cut out all the pieces and laid them out and it actually only uses 2.5. WTH SIMPLICITY. eyelet is not cheap!!
here is a little better picture of the eyelet… i messed around with the contrast so you could see the embroidery. isn’t it lovely? it’s a creamy off-white. i am going to underline the bodice & top skirt portion with muslin.
vogue 1086 – i already made this pattern once and i loove it. gonna make it again!
bought this lil guy at the flea market last year for $1. i didn’t get a picture of the fabric in question but it is a nice linen/cotton blend in deep navy. i bought some plain navy buttons – nothing fancy, but i’m thinking about doing covered buttons instead. what do you think? the detachable collar will be white, just like on the envelope.
this is the most expensive pattern i own – i think i paid $20 for it. i’ve never sewn it up, partially because i’m afraid of it since it is unprinted. but i love that shoulder neckline thing! it’s called a “bertha” lolololol
a couple other fun things i bought at the antique store on sunday…
rayon seam binding! I LOVE RAYON SEAM BINDING. and these were so cheap – 3 for $1! i already bought a motherload of seam binding from mattiecakes (seriously if you are in the market for seam binding or qt trim, check her out – sooo much good stuff! and so so so cheap!), but it’s nice when i can source it locally :)
as a side note, i finished the cranberry wool dress last night :) i am actually wearing it today! will try to get a picture within the next couple days so i can share it… here is a teaser picture:
hanging to set the bias.
i love it so much, i am actually about to head back to the fabric store to pick up some summery fabric to make #2 :)