Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's Here!

I got off the bus this evening tired and longing for the weekend. In my purse is a supply list...I need to make a quick trip to Daytona Trimmings tomorrow to pick up some supplies. But mostly I was just annoyed because it took longer than usual for me to get home.

I trudged up to the mailbox and opened it...then the skies parted...the darkness lifted and Hallelujah...*sigh*...all my troubles were gone! Because the fabric is here! The fabric is here! With a bounce in my step and a renewed quickness, I double-timed it into my apartment...threw my coat off, snapped open the envelope, did a quick measure (Lisa - it's 3 yards!) and tossed it into the washing machine.

Thirty minutes later it went into the dryer...Twenty minutes after that I pulled it out of the dryer...ummm Houston, we have a problem. This piece did not felt as tightly as the original piece did. At first, I thought I would just leave it...but the color difference between the body of the jacket and the sleeves would be too great. Back into the washer it went...

After a trip through the washer that seemed to take forever this time and then a ten minute trip through the dryer...I had a piece that was the right consistency...but just a little bit lighter than my piece. No worries, I will deal with it! Okay, I know you want to know how much was left right?

1 3/4 yards...22" wide...I laid the sleeve pattern down on the fabric...and, yes, I will have sleeves - the right length, too! OMG!!!! I am soooo thrilled and my new outfit will be called, "The Lisa Outfit!"

Lisa, thank you, thank you, thank you for sending me your piece! Thank you, thank you, thank you for saving my outfit and a special thank you to all the others who emailed and/or left a comment volunteering your pieces!

I will cut the sleeves this weekend and finish the jacket and dress up! Tomorrow, I will tell you what I'm planning on working on this weekend...I've got a list and I'm dangerous! *LOL*

More later...


  1. The internet sewing community is a wonderful thing! I'm still astonished atthe shrinkage on that fabric!

  2. There is so much anticipation hovering around this project.....I wait impatiently. LOL

  3. It is always amazing what fabric arrivals can do to one's feelings. I am glad you are going to be able to complete your project. Amazing how much it shrunk!

  4. Don't you love the feeling of opening up a fabric delivery? Lisa, what a nice gift. Can't wait to see the finished outfit.

  5. After reading your post, I felt almost as happy as you do!!!

  6. Whoohoo!

    Can't wait to see your weekend sewing list... do you have a three day weekend coming up to sew through it all? :)

  7. Glad that all worked out and like Sewlove said Blogging definitely Rocks.

  8. Lucky girl, you! Enjoy your trip to Daytona and say hello to cats Rick and Rack for me.

  9. Awesome! I'm so happy for you. I know the feeling. Can't wait to see the outfit.

  10. Whenever I have a piece with that much shrinkage, I just want to cry.

  11. I'm so happy all worked out well for you :)


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