We are more than half-way through this long weekend for those of us who have Monday off. I've been doing a fair amount of sewing, but not on clothes for me. I am in the "building up inventory" phase for my shop so I thought it was important to focus on that. I had a good time choosing fabric combinations for the latest bags. These four were added to my shop yesterday and today.
Angie's recent post. Her finished dress was so worth the effort she put into getting her muslin just right!
Also, thanks for your thoughts on the latest skirt. I didn't think I would make that pattern again, but Andrea mentioned that she made it in a longer length with a tencel twill and loves it. Ever since her comment, I can't get it out of my mind that it would look wonderful in this inky purple linen/rayon blend I have in my stash. So keep your eyes out for that and thanks for the encouragement Andrea. Ruth asked if I don't have a project in mind how much fabric do I buy for my stash. That's a good question. I generally do have an idea of what I think the fabric will be good for whether it be a skirt, dress, top, jacket, pants etc. If the fabric is 56-60 inches wide I'll generally get 2.5 yards in wovens and 2 yards in knits. On rare occasions I buy 3.5 yards, mostly when I have a woven dress in mind. Although I do buy fabric when a print or color or weave moves me, I do plan to be a little more organized and order at least some of my future fabrics based on what a pattern envelope recommends. We will see how that goes! Thanks again for the question.
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