So these are just bits and pieces things that have been rambling through my mind this week:
1. Another refashion of a skirt
I wore this skirt with one of the white Butterick 4980 jackets last week and it bothered me.
The border that I added to the hem when I cut it last year was just too long...so I wrapped the border around the 5/8" seam allowance and stitched it down. Then I cut it off! I'm much happier with it now!
2. Michael Kors
I love Michael Kors garments. He is one of my favorite designers...so how come I didn't realize that he had his own website! Yeah, I wasted a few hours there this week looking at fall fashions when I had to work the reception desk. I...HATE...WORKING...the receptionists desk! *LOL* But at least flipping through the site made it a little less onerous!
Okay, I know change is good. I understand the need for change...it allows us to grow and get better...but this website is NOT better AT ALL! Ummm, could you have kept some of the features I liked...like the "New Patterns" button. I don't go into the website to find just one particular thing...I wanna see what's new! Can we bring that back please? And I'm just not going to say anything about all that other junk that's up on the "Pattern Website" Nope I'm just not going to speak on it...
4. Fabric Mart
Speaking of websites...when is this one going to be done! *sigh* I need a fix and there haven't been any new arrivals on this site in over 2 weeks! Don't they know that this is where I go to take a break when work is a little too stressful or overwhelming. Folks I'm teetering here...bodily harm could befall someone! *LOL* Seriously, they need to get this together...okay...I just surfed over as I was writing this one and the new site is up! Thank the Lord! I'm fine now...I will be okay...I just have to sit here patiently waiting for them to refill it...
5. Fabric Shopping
I went to Metro Textiles yesterday. I've been having a bad work week and as you just read online fabric shopping was doing nuthin' for me! *LOL* So I went to see my favorite fabric vendor in the garment district and he didn't disappoint. I only bought 12 yards...breathe Lindsay, breathe...but I got the most amazing gray wool. This is a pic of it with the rayon lining I bought for it...
This stuff is smooth with a tight weave and a wonderful hand! Ah it soothed a weary soul I tell you, yes it did! I also bought 2 black and white knits - one with a border print. I kept one (the border print) and shared one with my daughter. I also bought a black/white/green graphic print in a cotton sateen which is in the wash right now. Hopefully it will become a sheath dress this weekend. I'm going back to basics...that last dress was *sigh* a disappointment so back to what I do best!
6. Blog Reading
I read alot of blogs. Even if I'm not a follower, I still read them weekly. I don't always leave a comment...even though I am a comment 'ho myself but I'm always around. So it was fun to surf into Cindy's blog this morning and find an entire set of links to sewing articles. You need to go over and check this out! It was fun reading about how sewing is making a resurregence all around the country!
Okay that's it...the fabric is in the dryer now...my book is calling me and I do want to sew today! So hopefully a finished garment in my next post...
...and as always...more later!