A post in three parts:
I finished B4789 tonight and plan to wear it to work tmw. I am *so* excited to have a new dress. Haven't had a new dress since, what, March?
Here it is on Izzy this morning. At this point everything was done except for the swayback tuck, which I did tonight.
And here it is on me, this morning:
I made a muslin of this dress and it was *entirely worth it*. I made a boatload of changes based on my muslin, which I will detail in another post. Boatload of changes. Maybe I'll break the changes into separate posts. That many changes.
Joann's 70% off notions sale
This was the sale I've been waiting for. It was one-day, in-store only, 70% off the entire notions wall, with coupon. I've been waiting for those pattern weights to go on sale as they are $13.99 regular price. I only had one set of 4 and I love them, but 4 is not enough.
Believe me, if they had the weights all in pink, you would be seeing all pink weights. Such a happy color.
The thread snip was recommended in Janet Pray's Craftsy class. $6 on sale.
The bobbin box was an impulse purchase, to keep my Brother bobbins separate from my Baby Lock ones. Hrm. Now I'm not sure about buying that.
I got square snaps, and button cover kits, and a loop turner, not pictured. Square snaps, can you believe? Be still my beating heart.
PR class: Understanding Knit Fabrics
So class hasn't been in session a week yet, but I'm already behind in my PR class.
The class comes with 20 knit swatch samples, and some other goodies. I decided to use paper tags to label them, one side with the swatch number and the other side with the number and knit fabric name. Then I can quiz myself, ha ha!
I have learned a lot already, but, like I said, I'm behind....
Princeton Farmers Mkt flowers for this week: Hydrangeas!
Honeybee in a male pumpkin flower. Still waiting for a female flower. Last year it wasn't til August.
Be well! Good night!
That's a fantastic dress. Enjoy your new toys too!ReplyDelete
Busy woman! and looking good in that beautiful new dress. I missed the 70%sale,and am kicking myself for letting it go by.ReplyDelete
You look so good in that sort of grayed-royal purple color! You should wear lots and lots of it. Get to work on that, lol.ReplyDelete
Love your dress! Sorry it was such a pain to make. I realize I have made it 3 times (2 as a dress, 1 as a top) and every time I end up messing with the shoulders/neckline.ReplyDelete
I hope your knit fabric course goes well. You'll catch up. That's a lot of fabrics to learn about.ReplyDelete
Your dress looks great too.
Your dress looks great. I'm looking forward to seeing your post on all the changes so I can judge whether it's worth trying, sounds like a lot of workReplyDelete
This came out great! I love the rich color.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful dress! Great job!!!!!!ReplyDelete
That dress looks great!!! And I can't tell one knit from another, so I would totally learn a lot in that class!ReplyDelete