Three posts ago I started fitting a cardigan, which I haven't gotten back to. Two posts ago I bought a really great sewing machine which I haven't done anything with. In fact, the cabinet is still in the middle of my living room. Then my last post had me doing some thrift store refashioning. I did get started on the skirt and sweater conversions, but haven't touched them at all this week. So what did I do this week? Why buy patterns and fabric, of course!
I placed a really big order from fabric.com and they came in on Tuesday. Sorry about the lousy photo. Most of these are for summer sewing.
The one on the right is a cotton/lycra jersey cream and brown argyle with gold foil printed lines. It is very pretty up close. I got 2 yards so I'm thinking it will be a fall cardigan. The next three are poly/lycra jersey prints that will become short sleeve tops of some sort.
The purple print poly/lycra jersey will be a dress. The next two are cotton/lycra twills in lavender and lime. I need summer capris and nothing feels like summer than colorful capris. The last one is black stretch denim that I want to make some Jeggings from. I won't use a legging pattern, I think I'll just use my TNT pull-on pants pattern and narrow the legs a lot. Then add some jeans details like a faux zipper and back pockets with contrasting topstitching.
I also bought some nice patterns, mostly newly issued when they were on sale at JoAnn's last week. The See & Sew dress pattern is what I'm going to use for the new purple print jersey. The McCall's blouse pattern I bought is a duplicate. I hate when I do that. Luckily I don't do it very often and it was only 99 cents so no big loss there. The rest of the patterns will probably be saved until fall.
Last night I got my hair cut. I've been wanting to grow out my layers and have discovered the flat iron. I think I'm the last one on the planet to discover this magical appliance. No more poofy frizzy hair for me. My husband says it looks like my hair went on a diet and he doesn't like it. I told him it's still frizzy and poofy without the flat iron. That made him feel better, LOL! Now to clean up the sewing room and get started on sewing since I have the day off.