So I came home, ate dinner and went to bed. Yeap, I was turning off the light and laying my head on the pillow at 10pm which is a feat since I walked in the door a little after 8pm. Yes, I was done for... It even took some time to shake off this morning...but after reading some blogs and catching up on what's happening with the JAM (Jacket A Month) girls on Stitcher's Guild, I'm ready to sew.
First up is to finish off the Butterick knock-off skirt. I found this black & creme polka dot silk charmeuse in the fabric closet and I'm going to use that to line the skirt. I previously used it as lining in this Burda skirt.
Of course, I will share pictures when the skirt is finished and how I've decided to wear it.
This arrived in the mail last night from Create for Less:
I love that each one comes on it's own little spool in a box. This will make it easy to store! Especially since I have about 10 yards of this still on the large roll I bought a couple of years ago. Thanks again Jo Ann for locating this!!!
I also spent the morning pre-washing fabrics. Hey I love to prewash...all I have to do is move fabrics from the washer to the dryer all the whilst surfing the internet! I finally broke down and bought some of the Shetland Wool that Fabric Mart marked down to $9 a yard after Annette posted all of these pictures of the pieces she had purchased (washed and dried) on Stitchers Guild. This is how my piece looked after it came out of the dryer...
and a little darker blue, too!...it is as soft and wonderful as Annette said. So now I'm trying to talk myself out of going back for more...*sigh* I really want to use this piece to make this jacket from Vogue 8605.