Good morning everyone! I hope your last month of the year is going good.
Patterns for this past November have been very precice.
I thought this dress was kinda sweet. I wonder if I can make it work for me.
This last pattern I was surprised I was able to grab. It's a hat from the mid/late ish 40s.
It's been cut out, but the pieces are all there.
I even added a few pattern booklets to my late 30s McCall collection. As you can see, I have two April 1937s. Each one is different so I don't think I'll part with either of them. Selfish I know, but I'm a collector. Come on you all, you know how it is.
Again this past month I gorged on fabric. Since my favorite fabric store closed in the LA Fabric district, I've decided to try online fabric buying. Thus far, it's been a pretty good experience and no more expensive than going to the district. Actually, I save more time, and now that time is money in my life, (yay) I need to plan accordingly.
These were all under $6 a yard. Some are silk and wool. From the fabric sale, I tried to get some of the most classic looking prints I could find.
Don't worry, you all will see some garments from these soon.
If you all are wondering, no, I have not forgotten about my ventures into corset making. I just don't have much time to devote to such an indebted project. I have tons of mending for others and some side sewing projects (for money!!), not to mention I plan on taking my machine in for service in the next couple of weeks. *Whew* So much sewing stuff so close together.
That's about all from my end. I'm just taking the time to prepare for the weekend when I get my dog. I've been dog proofing; getting things off the floor, putting cables away, sweeping and just general organization. I went to Staples and bought some large filing boxes. I've used 6 already. It's amazing how stuff grows and grows. I almost feel as if I'm starting to pack already.
Things just keep getting higher and higher on shelves. I see what I want to purge, and I just have to bag it and take it to Goodwill. Lots of tiny trips. It's like I'm in college all over again!
This new month I feel is going to bring me a lot of exciting things. For the good I hope. One reason is this is my birthday month. I've already booked my birthday celebration at LindyGroove! If any of you are in the area on December 15th, which is the day of the party, AND the LindyGroove Christmas bash, you should come!
Okay, I'm trailing off. That's it so far. I'll chat you you lovely people later!