If I didn't sew, a trip to the mall would make me want to. I'm so glad that I started back! I went to the mall to pay a bill yesterday and while there did some snoop shopping. I've loved J.C. Penny for such a long time. Although it's not what most people think of as a higher end store, it's high enough for me. Meaning that if I saw something there that I felt I just had to have I can either afford to get it or charge it and feel that I could one day pay if off. But since I started sewing again I mainly just do some snoop shopping. The amazing thing is that I already have a similar pattern for most of what I saw in there yesterday. I kept saying, I have a pattern for this, and a pattern for that. Looking at the clothes there MADE ME GLAD I SEW, AND ALSO MADE ME WANT TO SEW.
The main problem that I have is the fabric choices. We have limited selection here. If I love the fabric I see used for a RTW garment, I have a really hard time finding it at Hancocks. Or is it that I was out of the fabric buying loop for so long that I just can't see the possibilities in most of the fabrics there. Anyway I was determined to use my 40% off coupon from the March flyer - especially after my coupon goof up a few days ago. I must have squeezed and felt up every bolt of fabric in the store before finally settling for a piece of stretch denim (I feel like it's time for me to try my hand on a pair of jeans). Then at the checkout my favorite sales person there gives me two more 40% coupons that have to be used between March 6th and March 9th. What's a girl to do? I really need to chill because I'm going to the sewing Expo this Saturday and with this being my first time I don't know what to expect but I do know I'll need some cash. But how can I let those two coupons expire. Decisions, decisions - all of this to deal with in the same week. I NEED A HUSBAND so I can spend his check too!
I wore my new top to work today with a simple black pants outfit and I FELT SO SPECIAL. I might have to make this one again. I got lots of complements and it fit so good. Funny how such a small thing can make you feel good about yourself. I even got one of my students to take a picture of me cause shots that I'm taking of myself ain't cutting it.