I just bought the Helen Armstrong Patternmaking book. You would think that it would already be in my sewing library, right? Well it isn't and I'm just picking it up. I've been reading some of my favorite sewing bloggers and they make all these detailed alterations and I wanna do that too. Also, I have ideas for how I want to change up my TNT pattern but I'm not sure exactly how to proceed and I'm hoping that the book will help me achieve the looks I'm seeing in my head...even tho' my eyes glazed over at the first portion of the book that's all about dart manipulation. *sigh*
The fabric I bought arrived yesterday and today. I'm now awash in fabric and I'm like a pig in slop! Yes!!! I have to tell you that if you didn't get some of the $2.50 a yard rayon challis from Fabric Mart you are missing out. I only bought two pieces but they are fantastic...and of course the pieces from my new man "Sawyer Brook" said in a whispery sigh...are just as wonderful as I thought they would be. I can't wait to sew these up! Trust me they will be making an appearance here sooner rather than later!
I went to the Garment District today during lunchtime. I needed some elastic and notions...picked them up at Daytona Trimmings. It was dead in there...I'm hoping that this doesn't mean anything...*sigh* I'm really hoping that it's just summertime.
I'm calling August - "Repeat August." Why? Because I've been sewing so much this summer that I end up wearing at least one or two new things every week. And I have a lot of clothes, some things that I made last summer I haven't worn yet this summer...so since I'm working on my 6pac wardrobe during the month of August...this plan should work allowing me to wear all of the newly made pieces in September. Speaking of September, even tho' I'm not taking my normal 10 day vacation around Labor Day...I will be off for five days so there will be some sewing going on then.
Want to know my guilty TV pleasure? I'm in love with the show, "Ice Loves Coco" on E! Seriously, I love that show and hate when I miss an episode...tho' they play the heck out of the repeats so I can usually catch up. I didn't think I would like it, cause I'm not a big reality show watcher...Dancing with the Stars and American Idol being about all I can handle...and I don't understand the Kardashians or those other people who have "shows" on E!, Vh1 or BET. I've even stopped watching Project Runway...scandalous I know! Can I say it again ~ I LOVE Ice Loves Coco! It makes me laugh soooooo hard!
Finally, I'm going to work on the pea green linen dress this weekend. Its all cut out and waiting to be worked on and it needs to be finished so that I can finally wear the floral jacket.
I'm glad tomorrow is Friday...this has been a seriously l-oooooooo-ng week!
...as always, more later!