Well, for obvious reasons, I have been sidelined in my sewing pursuits lately. Today, however, is the day. The day to regroup...the day to refocus...the day to recommit! I have a fall/winter wardrobe plan in progress and I will not give up on it now. I had a skirt almost finished two weeks ago and it needs to get finished (today). I also have another (not in the plan) skirt just waiting for a hem and waist treatment.
I will admit to not feeling very inspired lately, but it's amazing what buying a butt load of fabric and patterns can do for a person's psyche. So, yesterday I went cyber-shopping.
First Stop : Fabric Mart
We all know about the big wool sale at FM. I finally gave in yesterday and purchased some gabardines (black and taupe) and crepes (mustard and dark periwinkle), along with an Anna Sui silk charmeuse (on sale too).
Second Stop: Sawyer Brook
Although I have done a bunch of browsing at SB, I have never taken the plunge and purchased anything. Yesterday, one of their fine wools spoke so loudly to me, I knew it was fate. The wool of which I speak is named Curcurbits and it is a multicoloured wool tweed. While browsing the sale category, I also picked up some avocado wool double knit (for $12/yd!!) and some wool/cotton/lycra suiting in desert (the off-white one on the right in the third photo below).
Third Stop: Lanetz Living
I love LL. I would love to pile up all her patterns and roll in them (seriously). So, yesterday, I went, I browsed, I bought. BTW, take a look at the last pattern - am I the only one terrified by the envelope art that McCall's used in the 70s? **shudder**