I've decided to clean my office. It's rough in here.
I've also decided that I'm not buying fabric. I'm not. I'm not. I don't care what amazing knits FM puts on sale!
Dang it. I caved. In the middle of writing this I caved. I couldn't stop thinking about that ivory/black polka dot and at $3/yd! (sidenote: this is why I can never pay $12.99 for something at Hancock!). I only added 4 yards of fabric to the stash (2 yds black ponte, 1 yd of the polka dot and 1 yd of a colorful print that will work well with my brown/neutral capsule) and 4 yards of pongee for lining (claret and navy).
At any rate, I got lots of work done on my newest S2700 pants but I'm at a little conundrum...I need to take out about 1/2" from the hips but don't want to take anything away from the waist and thighs. But I've never been successful getting a smooth transition. It's only a tiny amount so maybe I can do it...but I've basted twice and I hate unpicking and resewing :/ But they just slightly bag at the hip. Booo.
I also have this issue that I am unsure about...could it be resolved when I take in the side seams a bit? Do my darts need to be shorter? Is it just a pressing issue?
Also, my butt looks pretty darn good in these pants...
My purple zipper:
They won't have purple bias tape, it'll be black. It wasn't on sale...and who needs to pay full price for bias tape? It will be on sale again in the near future I'm sure.
The beauty of pressing
My Hancock haul:
3 new Butterick patterns (at $1 each)
Several cards of buttons
(which were 30% off and I'm kicking myself because they were JUST 50% off)
Serger thread ($1.99!)
Some crazy turquoise/grey/black fleece for a sweatshirt for Dougie
I measured her last night and the sleeve is like 2" too short. Oy!
Tonight I'm on driving duty for teenaged boys again but I will finish my pants and get her shirt cut out. The sweatshirt should sew up pretty dang fast and I can do that and start my B5678 shirt tomorrow. Oooh, finishing my shirt will be cutting it close for Sunday. We shall see!!