Something good arrived in the mail today!
Did I mention I'd ordered three yards of the Alexander Henry "Home Sewing Is Easy" cotton print? I found it for $8.95/yd at a place I'd never heard of before, OnlineFabricStore.net, and it arrived just three days later, Priority Mail. (They're in West Springfield, MA.)
I'll probably make a shirt out of it, maybe even this week.
But that's not all the fabric that came into my life today! At the flea market this morning, I found seven and a half yards of this 48" wide vintage gold toile de jouy for just $8. I'm using some of it to muslin my culottes.
Even though it's not the most flattering color for me, as a child of the Sixties, I have a soft spot for gold (and avocado, actually). And as a devoted Sound of Music fan, I'm strongly reminded of you-know-which outfits, which makes me love this fabric even more. It's not the same print, obviously, but it could definitely work for community theater.
In other news, today I made a few alterations to my Butterick culottes pattern, lowering the waist two inches and shortening the rise an additional inch. I'll be adding a front fly and fly shield and probably both side and back pockets. The pattern calls for neither.
And that's it! I may sew a little today but since it's already getting dark, maybe I'll wait till morning. What would you do with seven yards of gold toile de jouy?
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