Monday, April 25, 2011


Came home to a box at my doorstep.  What could it be?  Oh, just the fabric I've been waiting for.  I'll let it speak for itself.

YUM Fabrics!!!  I ordered these from about a week ago.  The white material is crinoline that will become a petticoat.  I''ll be following Sugardale's tutorial.  The Yellow is Linen.  I was expecting a mustard/goldish/burnt yellow, however this yellow is more sunflower but still lovely.  This fabric will most likely become a pair of shorts.  The orange is a 100% cotton with a small ivory repeating print.  I honestly don't know what this will become but I loved the fabric so much I just had to buy it.  It has met my expectations.  The red is a broadcloth that I am pleasantly surprised with.  i bought it to go with the mod-ish with with red squares fabric.  I'm planning to make a version of this!  

I also bought a pair of salmon cotton pants while shopping on Easter Day in Union Square.  I don't shop at Gap, ever.  I've never really been in to basic clothes.  However, their 40% off everything lulled me in.  Sure enough I found these pretty pants.  I've been craving some colorful bottoms due to Zara.  These are a 2 Regular but the length fits me perfectly, hitting at my ankle.  Yeah, they are probably meant to be capri-ish style but they work as pants for me.  I also bought a v-neck in a bluish-grey.  It's the softest shirt ever!  

My current reading materials:
I bought The Complete Book of Sewing Shortcuts by Claire Schaeffer off Amazon and the Dorothy Moore's Pattern Drafting and Dressmaking book off Etsy after performing very thorough research on the extensive sewing books out there.  I'm really excited to practice pattern making as that is a huge interest for me.  I even went out and bought some pattern paper so that I can begin drafting.  Unfortunately, I don't have much time to study and really practice what these books teach which is making me heavily consider quitting my part-time.  Just look at these illustrations for Dorothy Moore's book; they make my heart melt.

Other reading materials:  I'm actually currently reading Something Borrowed..

Once I'm done I can pick up this novel by Sophie Kinsella that I found also at Goodwill.  She is becoming a fast favorite of mine.  I also have this romance novel that I haven't had the chance to get to...