Sunday, November 26, 2006

Yes, I bought even more fabric...

I found out that the Hancock Fabric's on Midlothian Turnpike had more of the now discontinued Laurie Smith Collection on sale. (Thank you Helen!) So of course, I had to buy the missing pieces.

I bought enough of these two on the left to make the bolster(s) for the sofa. I'm not so sure about the Denyse Schmidt now because it is such a small-scale print. I didn't realize until I got the dark green print home that it was the outdoor weight and not the upholstery weight.

So, I think I will use it for the door draft stoppers instead, which is what Not Martha did with the orange print. Yesterday, I also bought some aquarium stones to weigh them down.

So the choice is now between the chartreuse and the print for the bolsters on the purple couch.

For some reason in this picture, the couch is true-to-life color but not the fabrics. See pic at top for real color representation of the bolster fabrics. Of course, there is also the possibility of using them back to back for versatility.

I also picked up 1 1/2 yards of this great tablecloth vinyl to make my sewing machine cover. I just became impatient waiting to find just the right print in oilcloth.

Okay, so no more fabric for a while. But the sale was so good that I bought all of this, a Vintage Vogue dress pattern on sale, and enough fabric for quite a few holiday gifts for under $25 dollars!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Getting back to sewing my own clothes

Fabric shopping:

  • Three Simplicity patterns on sale, three for less than $7. Yes, I was able to buy two Built by Wendy patterns on sale for $1.99 each!
  • Felt and fabric for some holiday presents, with more fabric and felt to come.
  • Sueded cotton for one Built by Wendy Simplicity 4111 top (view B) and McCall's 8251, a real retro bell-sleeved top (see below) that I will use for this months SewRetro project.
  • Some Denyse Schmidt fabric, Posie in turquoise, for another McCall's 4111 Built by Wendy blouse (view B) or the other vintage-style Simplicity shirt pattern.
  • Even more Denyse Schmidt fabric, Medallion in green, for a home decor project.

I love fabric!

Cure Living Room Update:

I just ordered this Denyse Schmidt print, Medallion in green, to make the two 9-inch bolster pillows for the back of my loveseat.

Here is the loveseat again.

Remember, I'm going for this look:

I think it is going to look great. I'm so excited!