My sewing hiatus, while I’ve been housesitting, has not stopped me from planning more projects. A trip to the fabric store (which had everything 50% off) yielded many future plans.
I picked up my dotty fabric for the ruffled Pendrell. It’s much more “grape-y” than I remember.
I also found a solid grey/pewter polyester. I originally intended it for the sleeveless version of the top but now I’ve decided to use this for the gathered sleeve version. The only decision left is whether I want to use the shiny or matte side…
On my way out of the store I went by the remnant bin and found another possible Pendrell blouse fabric in 2 separate end-roll bundles. One has 1.4 metres and the other 1.2 metres. It will make a nice sleeveless shell to go under a jacket or cardigan if the pattern pieces fit on the remnants cuts.
Along with those I found 1.6 metres of a knit. The print is really large but the colours are great. Black, white, grey and grape (is my wardrobe moving toward more purples?!). There should be enough to make another twist-front top.
I got all 3 bundles for less than $12. Buy 1 get 2 free. The best thing is that I have enough fabric to make all 3 versions of the Pendrell blouse. It’ll be interesting to see how the pattern fits a mid-size gal like myself.
Housesitting is almost over then I can focus on my many projects. I’m looking forward to posting a few completed projects. I have an entire week off over Christmas and since we don’t have any real plans I hope to get quite a bit accomplished. And, because I like to overcommit, I’m also making a slideshow iMovie for a coworker’s daughter’s wedding photos. I donated the iMovie as part of a fundraiser and since her daughter was getting married this year she bid on it. Hopefully they are happy with the results.
What I’m listening to: Don’t Be Shy by The Libertines