1. A tripod
Thanks to Shams who fielded quite a few questions and gave me a lot of encouragement, this arrived a couple of days ago. So not only will I hopefully be able to take pictures of myself in my garments but you will probably be subjected to a few posts on me learning how to use it too.
2. A book, "Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers"
This book has been on my Amazon wishlist for awhile, ever since Ann, of Gorgeous Things, reviewed it. It went on sale earlier this week, a $22 savings, so I snatched it up.
3. February 2012 BurdaStyle Issue
You know I gave up Burda Style pattern magazine last year. In my opinion, the subscription price is over the top for patterns that I was no longer inspired by and the Universal newsstand where I bought the issues one off closed a few months ago. They had stopped carrying them before they closed and I just didn't have the time to troop around NYC to hunt down copies. So why did I buy this issue? I loved this dress.
The color blocking is awesome and I thought I could make it using my TNT pattern but I really wanted to see the pattern pieces so that my rendition would be as close to the original as possible. Then Audrey of Sew Tawdry went and reviewed it on PR, and I knew I had to own a copy of the magazine. I don't know if I will get to it soon (like in the next 2 or 3 weeks) but definitely before February is done...there is that 3 day weekend coming up for President's Day and it would give me the time I needed to work on the pattern alterations since it only goes up to a size 42.
4. A piece of fabric
I was in a bad place earlier in the week and the only thing that would soothe my soul was fabric. You know how it is, the imaginings of a new garment from a new piece of fabric ~ okay maybe you don't know how it is! *LOL* But it works for me and in this instance I even showed restraint and only purchased one piece along with a piece of lining to make the $35 free shipping on fabric.com. Anyway, I also found this Vintage Vogue Pattern on eBay that perfectly displayed the idea I saw in my head when I bought the fabric...
Vogue 9127 is on the left and the one I want to make
Another idea added to my sewing list...this is a piece that can be worn into early spring and would make a great work dress...so even if it doesn't get made until April it would be fine since the wool is a lightweight wool blend. Speaking of April...
5. 10 more weekends to sew winter gear
...that's including this weekend of course and also includes one more three day weekend. I worked this out earlier in the week which was really helpful in figuring out how many outfits from my sewing list have the ability to be completed. Sometimes my sewing list can overwhelm me, so knowing how much time I have left to complete it, helps me to assess what from my list will actually get made. I mean not like anyone else is as obsessed with sewing as much as I am! *LOL*
So I'm off...I want to work on my cardigan and top for the Lavender and Gray Skies wardrobe. I'm getting close to finishing up this wardrobe and I want to wear it to work this week especially since we are experiencing unseasonably warm temps for winter here in the NY/NJ metro area.
...as always, more later...