Like Oprah, I have a few favorite things...things that I've probably shared with you but want to share again...these are all sewing related and in no special order...
1. Fabric Mart
I know I haven't discussed my fabric addiction much here lately but if you've been reading along for any period of time you know that I absolutely love fabric...and I own ALOT of it! Fabric Mart is my favorite go to place whenever I need a fix! And can I tell you that I've been hitting off FM alot these past few weeks. They have the best stuff! I wholeheartedly endorse them and even though I don't get a kickback (and I should - I really should! *LOL*) they are one of my ALL TIME favorite things!
2. Club BMV
Seriously, I don't understand how anyone is not a member of Club BMV unless you live right down the street from one of the sewing stores! If you wait for just the right sale, you can get any pattern in any size, all the time...for a minimal shipping charge...from Butterick, McCalls or Vogue patterns. Nothing in my book beats Club BMV.
3. Atlanta Thread & Supply
I know that there are other companies out there selling thread but seriously, these are my go to people. Every color, every weight, both sewing machine and serger threads, as well as other sewing accessories...my world is not complete without them!
4. Vintage Pattern Spots
I have three of them in no particular order that I surf all the time looking for goodies and then convincing myself not to buy them! *LOL*
Lanetz Living, Out of the Ashes and The Blue Gardenia
I have found some amazing treasures there and even though you haven't seen them all made up yet, don't worry they are coming!
5. Sewing Magazines
My three favorite sewing magazines are Threads, BWOF (now known as Burda Style) and Vogue Pattern Magazine. I have admitted this more than once but I must have 13 years of BWOF magazines and only recently made a garment. But I love them as a fashion magazine ~ on some things they are so far ahead that 2 or 3 years later you can still make a wonderfully fashionable garment!
To me, Threads is the go to magazine especially the first issues because they had so many interesting topics in them. Now that they are offering the entire collection on DVD, I highly recommend that you own it...even if you are a beginner because you won't be one forever!
For years I collected VPM but I have to admit that for a time I fell out of love with them but they are back with a hotness! If you don't subscribe, you definitely should...the last few issues have been packed full of sewing information as well as really kewl patterns!
6. Stitchers Guild
Even though I don't participate like I use to...my go to sewing board is Stitchers Guild. I love the expertise of the people who sew there...and the sense of sharing that is the essence of the board. I've made some amazing friends there and learned so many sewing techniques that have elevated my sewing to higher heights. So even though I don't post like I use to...I'm still slipping in and reading!
Those are a few of my favorite things...so what are yours? Leave a comment and tell me a few of your favorite sewing things, okay?
The weekend is upon us and I have plans...big sewing plans! *LOL* Hopefully, I'm going to finish up the dress I cut out last weekend and work on a UFO. I don't have many of them because I can't stand to have them hanging around but this one is now ready to become a real garment in my wardrobe...
as always...more later!