-I'm sewing the bodice and back band on Simplicity 2443 dress and I just have to hem it and I'm done! I have to admit that it turned out really pretty and I just can't wait to wear it next week. I'm trying to see if I can crank the jacket out by this weekend as well. But I have a gown to sew so I don't know.
(Just a sneak peek of the straps I finished on the dress)
-I'm in the "Crazy Sewing Frenzy" mode since it just dawned on my that the April 2nd Gala is next Saturday. I knew that but it really hit me HARD today. So I've cut out my muslin of Simplicity 2253 and will be doing a fitting on tomorrow. I hope to be cutting into the actual fabric no later than Wednesday or Thursday. And yes, I will work tirelessly through the weekend. I don't want any last minute sewing with this.
-I'm still on the hunt for accessories for my April 2nd Gala dress. While looking on Zappos I ran across this clutch. I promise you it's the clutch of my dreams and just what I imagined for my dress.
See what I mean. The only problem is that it's by Giuseppe Zanotti and is $1535. Anyone feeling REALLY generous! LOL! So needless to say that's out of the question. But I did manage to stumble across another beauty while I was at the Hilton Head outlets this weekend. You might recall that I had a list of possible clutches that I wanted HERE. Well while at a Claire's jewelry store, yeah Claire's, not a place I frequent I ran into this Clutch on clearance. Here it is against my dress fabric.
Hey the one I saw on Amazon.com was over $20 and this one was on clearance for $9 which was a steal. I was pretty excited th at I found a heart shaped clutch----I always wanted one--- (blowing kisses to God). Although it doesn't have that ultra dramatic effect of the aforementioned clutch will work just fine for the occasion. The only thing would be I'd have to change the strap. I need to switch out the basic chain for something fancier.
-While at the same outlets I went into the Wilson's Leather store to look around and found some great jackets.
-Meet my 2 best friends. It seems I have a HUGE love affair with hand sewing and I love cotton basting thread and large eye needles. I bought the needles and thread from Atlanta Thread supply.
Tany are mainly responsible for my new obsession. I bought Claire's DVD (it cover alot on hand sewing (stitches, techniques, etc.) and of course for those of you who know and love Tany, you know that she is an avid handsewer and uses it to give her custom sewn coats & jackets a professional look. I love the control I'm able to have when I hand sew and it's an extra effort that's well worth the results!!!
I'm in love with Skechers. Here's the newest member to my family.
- Jo-Ann's Fabrics just emailed me a 25% off (sales & regular items) coupon on today for use this weekend. I get so many coupons that I barely even use them all. Besides, my sewing room is pretty stocked up right now. But I was looking for something I could save SIGNIFICANTLY on and it turns that Olfa Rotary cutter & supplies will be 40% off this weekend.
I need some new replacement blades for my 45" cutter and they are on sale at $19.19 (regularly $31.99). And I can take an additional 25% off of the lowest price which will bring them down to $14.40---what a steal and $17 saving off the regular price. Hey for that price I might as well buy 2 packs. So check you inbox and see if you received that coupon. You might be able to put it to good use too.
Ok, enough with my rambling. I hope everything is alright with you and yours! Gotta get back to sewing this gown.....