-I recently finished a quick Apron pattern for a client. It's See & Sew pattern B5274. It turned out well and although I've never seen this pattern before, I've come to like the style of this apron. If I decide to make one in the future I think I'll use this pattern. The one for my client is made out of cotton batik with green and bronze tones. At first when I saw her fabric choice I thought the apron was going to look dowdy. I was pleasantly surprised. It's really pretty---for an apron that is:)
-I had a couple of client alterations in addition to the apron so that was all of my sewing for last week. Unfortunately one of them was a last minute alteration for a client who needed a suit altered for her Father's funeral. It's always nice to be able to help out, especially when people need it the most.
-I did grab the new Vogue patterns I'd been stalking for the last couple of weeks. They finally went on sale for $3.99 at Jo-Ann's and I couldn't wait to get to the store to snatch them up. I love, love, love them!!! They are some really cute looks. I'm telling you, Cynthia Steffe and Kay Unger created some stunning looks this go around!!!! But really, are we ever disappointed by these designers?
-I've been on a MAJOR ORGANIZATION KICK for the last couple of months. I organized my personal clothes/ shoe closet and bought a new shoe rack from Bed Bath and Beyond which I LOVE!!!!! It holds 36 pairs and I have another type of rack in the closet to hold the rest of my shoes. I have a fair amount of shoes so I like to keep them organized.
In addition, I've organized my sewing room, and have started on my garage and family room. I just feel the need to scale down. My house isn't junky by any means but I just feel like purging some. With less stuff to fuss over, there's always less to clean. With less time spent cleaning, there's more time to spend with family and SEW---and I'm all about that!!!
-My family and I took a quick trip to Atlanta this weekend to go to the Aquarium and run some other errands. To aid in my organizing, I stopped by IKEA to pick up some great bookshelves. I was pretty excited about the visit and was impressed by the store. Fortunately I'd planned to what I wanted to buy before going in the store. I only needed 3 bookshelves. So I was done within 45 minutes but the store is so overwhelmingly big that it took forever to get out of it. By the end of it I was ready to run out of the store!!! I felt like a mouse in a maze. LOL! I'm realzing I don't like to browse like I used to----I'm a get-in-and-out-quick girl!!!! I do plan to go back in the future with a list to get a couple of more items. I'll be sure to have my running shoes on the next time! LOL!!!
I also stopped in Decatur to visit the Discount Fabric store on Memorial drive. I mean come on, did you really think I was going to go out of town without visiting a fabric store! LOL!!! I was actually pretty restraint. I usually visit every fabric store within a 20 mile radius! LOL! The entire store was a warehouse store full of fabric and everything sold for $1/yd.
The selection wasn't too impressive but I was able to pick up a few pieces.......
(The upper left blue fabric is a cotton knit, the middle fabric is also a knit with an amazing print and colors, the far right fabric is a woven one in jewel tones and neat design (I plan to use this for a coat) and the bottom burgundy fabric is spandex.)
So those were my adventures for the last few days. I'm currently working on this Vogue pattern if I don't change my mind again. I hadn't planned on making it in red but I don't have any other cotton spandex or lycra fabrics (well I do but they're all prints which would drown out the design lines of this pattern--which I love)!!! I really love this pattern and am looking forward to sewing it up......