I can't remember whether I showed you this beautiful gray cotton lawn I picked up last month at Elliot Berman.
I love the delicate floral print. Yesterday I bought matching thread.
I was taught at FIT to
always opt for thread a shade darker than my fabric (the background
color if that's what I'm trying to match), since it shows up on the
fabric lighter than it appears on the spool.
I used to not care so much about my thread matching perfectly, but I find that for the
$1.75 or so these large spools cost (at Sil thread), I can always use what's
left in my serger, where color matching isn't so important to me. But for topstitching on a shirt -- and I expect this to be a very nice
shirt -- it's worth the extra price of the thread.
In other news, a new pattern just arrived in the mail: Jalie 2912.
No, I haven't started taking gymnastics; I thought it would be comfy to
sleep in. (Think, onesie.) But you never know when you might be asked to perform on the uneven parallel bars!
Finally, I am deep intothe book, Organizing for the Creative Person, which I purchased a number of years ago, I believe on the recommendation of a blog commenter. I'd flipped through it initially and picked up a few tips here and there, but I'd never read it cover-to-cover. I think it's an excellent book and, as a creative (i.e., right-brain oriented) person, I find it really addresses my challenges around organizing -- not just my stuff, but other areas of my life as well.
Are you a fan of organization books?
And that's it!
I have a lot of sewing projects in the pipeline so it's just a question of which to choose (a very "right brain" challenge, according to Organizing for the Creative Person).
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!