1) Go fabric shopping
I ordered some ITY knits from Fabric.com as it is a bit hit and miss getting them here and I really want to make some fall knit dresses. Their prices are good enough that I can overlook the shipping costs. I also picked up a couple of pieces locally so I certainly hope my sewing mojo sticks around for a while.
|Lots of ITY knits for fall (though the crazy butterfly stuff will wait till summer)|
|Local purchases - sequin jersey for a top and a metallic wool for a jacket|
We are having our floor retiled throughout our apartment and somehow trying to manage this without moving out so the place is going to be upside down for a while. On the positive side it is making me have a good clearout before the workmen come next Monday.
On the back of this I am feeling motivated to get moving on the November Burda dress. I hit Sham Shui Po today and found some perfectly matching beads that I may use on the front of the dress to cover this mess of a seam!
I've tacked the sides and zip to get the dress to a try on-able state and thankfully I like it so far and think it is going to be worth the effort it requires. There is still a lot to finish but I feel I am on the home stretch now - here is a bathroom pic! I'm going to a party on Saturday for which the dresscode is "blue" so I hope to get the dress finished and proper photos taken then.