Sunday, May 27, 2012

I'm Workin' On It

 I really am working on M6279.  On and off at least.  Seriously, it's almost done.  All I have left to do is sew buttons on and clip a few loose threads and it will be ready for road testing.

Here you can see the topstitching on the sleeve cuff, and the antique metal buttons I chose.  I hope to have it done and maybe get some photos tomorrow.

In the meantime, I've been working so slow on this project.  My mojo has been playing peek-a-boo with me lately.  And what better way to jumpstart the mojo than to buy more fabric?

So yesterday I made a trip to Hancock Fabrics and picked up this pretty, fuchsia "silk look" fabric.  I'm pretty sure it's poly, since it was only $4.95/yd and the end of the bolt said it was machine washable.  Why they couldn't include the fiber content, I'm not sure.  I have Butterick 5638 in mind for it.  I've been wanting this color to make the pink view with the wide belt.  I had hoped to find a poplin, or something similar, but this fabric might work.  We'll see...

I also picked up this linen/rayon/lurex blend.  You can't see the silver sparkle in the photo, but it's there.  This should be a joy to press, no?  Anyway, I'm thinking the wide leg pants from Simplicity 3756, which I have made before with good results. 

Of course, I need to finish the trench dress first, and the Burda sheath dress, which, I think it's safe to say, qualifies as a UFO now.  If only my mojo will cooperate...

How is your summer sewing going?


Seam By Seam said...

When I was at my local Hancock's day before yesterday, I couldn't find the solid stretch poplin so I asked the sales clerk where it was. I was told that they had discontinued many of their solid stretch poplin fabrics. The clerk directed me to the *three* remaining colors they planned to continue carrying and then to the clearance section to find the color for which I was searching. I know that they will no longer carry royal blue, red or beige because these were all in the clearance section!!!! You might want to try checking the clearance section of your store for poplin.

Shannon said...

Oh, no! That's too bad, but I can't say I'm all that surprised. It gives me a great excuse to do some online fabric shopping, though. Thanks for the heads-up!