Monday, June 13, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Sewing plans were abandoned for family this weekend.  DD Erica is here from Arizona, and Bride to Be Elaine came over to work on a wedding reception table decorating project.  There was painting, tracing on a light box, and lots of cutting involved.  It was all good, though! 

I did get some fabric shopping in on Sunday--a local store is closing, sadly, but they have all types of fabrics and since I'm planning to make my own outfit for the wedding, I went hunting silk dupioni for a pattern I already purchased (but didn't bring with me and had to call home for yardage requirements. Duh.)

Lucky me, all the silks were 40% off!  I made a near fatal error though, by grabbing the wrong roll for cutting.  I wanted this green on green and there was a navy blue on green just above it that I accidentally pulled.  Fortunately, since I was taking the entire remaining fabric on the roll, it was not an expensive mistake and the clerk was able to simply return the wrong one onto its roll.  Whew!  Both the dress and jacket will be made of this peridot green silk, at a cost of about $70.

I find it curious that the pattern measurements are in English and French...

But the instructions are in English and Spanish.  Anyway, some sewing will be taking place later this summer.  I have not constructed any clothing in a while, but have plenty of experience with clothing and have been putting in zippers lately too.  See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.  And come back tomorrow for my 400th post and a giveaway!

12 comments:

Judy D in WA said...

This will be a lovely wedding outfit. I miss garment sewing, before quilting that was all I did. ;) Sounds like you had a fun weekend.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Beautiful fabric, the outfit will be stunning. I remember my 7th grade Home Ec. teacher telling us that a simple pattern and a knockout fabric were the perfect combination. Will you sew this one up en Español?

Shay said...

Fabric shopping counts as a design wall post Im sure. Love the fabric you bought for your MOB outfit. I would never even attempt anything as difficult as clothing - but Im sure you'll look stunning!

Candace said...

I love the pattern - and the fabric, Annie! Just my style! Make one for me, too?
Cheers!

Libby said...

Gorgeous - you will be the most beautiful MOTB *s*

Michele said...

I can't wait to see your dress.....I'm sure it will be beautiful :-) Congratulations on your 399th post!! I'll be back tomorrow to comment on your 400th!

Kate said...

Very pretty fabric, it will make a beautiful dress.

Marti said...

That fabric is luscious! It would scare me to death to cut into silk I think. I wish I could sew garments well. I did buy a simple t-shirt pattern the other day & just hope I don't mess it up.

Rabid Quilter said...

I'm a garment maker too and love what you're going to make! It's so hard to find good fashion fabric stores. It's sad that yours is closing.

Nina-Marie said...

you know the salesman assures me that my machine will sew garments but I totally don't believe him (grin)!!

Vicki said...

Good luck, sounds like a big challenge but the results will be stunning.

Belinda said...

Oh wow....I might be a little scared for you girlfriend...yikes, I haven't done any garment sewing in a good long while either. I may have to though...all my 'around the house' moo moos are thread bare and I can't seem to find any new ones I like!
Great pattern and simply FABULOUS fabric...good luck with it!!!