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November 27, 2007

THE NICEST GIFT!

Look what surprised me in the mail box this afternoon. A Vogue "Michael Kors"" pattern from my Sewing Buddy Lisa from http://www.sewonandsewon.blogspot.com/, along with the nicest card. A big "THANKS" to Lisa! This is possibly the nicest gift I've received all year long. I love this pattern and really, really enjoyed our day out. I'm looking forward to having another Sewing Related outing with Lisa again one day soon!





Next up on the sewing plate is this Butterick mock wrap dress, that I'll make from this pretty knit that I bought the day Lisa and I shopped at Hancock's several weeks ago. I pre-washed the fabric before my Thanksgiving trip...it was so hard leaving it at home although I was only gone a few days. I rushed home this afternoon and cut it out and I've got it all marked and ready to go. Just got to get my machines unpacked and set back up as they went on the trip with me.


I was checking out a site several weeks ago (can't remember whos) and noticed that this person does a lot of hand basting before sewing. I'm thinking about hand basting especially the self bias binding that goes along the neckline and front of the dress. I'll tell you, my desire to sew well and get a proper fit is overwhelming. I'm going to keep trying and keep trying until I am satisfied with the things that I sew.
Thinking about sewing while at work helps get me through my day that is crammed with TEENAGERS!!!







5 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/27/2007

    Faye,
    I know what you mean about your day being crammed with teenagers.... After a long day of teaching language arts, I look forward to the hum of my machine too!

    Looking forward to your projects!

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  2. What a great friend you have. I love the mock-wrap dress and think I have the same pattern. Haven't found any fabric for it yet. Will be looking forward to seeing your creation.

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  4. That was so kind of Lisa and lovin' the pattern. I'm looking forward to your wrap dress.

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