Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Run to the Fabric Store...

The ice and snow finally melted off of the roads enough for me to make a run to the fabric store yesterday. I was able to pick up some buttons for the Flutter Sleeve Top:
I think I'm going to go with the clear pink beads at the bottom of the photo. They go with the fabric the best and they look more like what I was imagining in my head when I started the project. I hope to have a finished photo to share soon.

While I was out I also stocked up on lace hem tape and bias tape, so I should have a finished pencil skirt to show soon, too.

And what would a trip to the fabric store be without new patterns? I snagged this one, Vogue 8685:

I have been wanting this one for a while, and I finally found it on sale, in stock, and in my size! You will be seeing it soon made up in a purple ponte knit that I also picked up on sale.

Then there was this one, Butterick 5558:

There's just something about this little dress. Maybe it's the pintucks, or the cute V-neck and wide collar- I don't know. But I think this will be so cute for spring made up in a crisp linen, or maybe even a cotton print.

And I couldn't resist McCall's 6278:
We'll see if I actually make this one. It says "easy" on the envelope, but it has four inset corners, and I'm not 100% sure how I'd do an FBA on this one. But I really like it! I'd add about 3 to 4 inches to the hem, though...

And I found this little dress, McCall's 6273 for the princess:
It's pretty basic, but it goes up to size 14, so I snatched it up. I'm sure we can jazz it up and make it special.

The roads are pretty much clear here, so it's back to work tomorrow. But we're expecting more snow in the middle of the week, so maybe I'll get another snow day and have some extra time to work on finishing up my blouse and skirt and starting a new knit dress. Of course, then I'll need some nice weather to actually wear all these new garments. It's been nothing but jeans, sweatshirts, and snow boots all week. Ugh! I don't know about you, but I can't wait for spring!


Karin said...

I like the little clear pink jewel buttons as well. Nice patterns too!

sewing spots said...

I can't wait to see your blouse all finished with the buttons you chose! It's going to be so pretty. I really like that Vogue pattern. New patterns are very inspiring!

Kristine said...

I agree with you on the clear pink buttons... and on the patterns! I bought the same ones, but missed that pintucked number! Must add it to the "buy" list! Stay warm...

lisa said...

Thanks for posting the picture of Vogue 8685. I didn't notice it when I was looking at the Vogue book the other day and it is so flattering. I can't wait to see it made up in the purple knit.