FM Haul #1: The "I must purchase because everything is 30% off and there is free shipping and that $8 can go directly to fabric acquisition" purchase:
1 yard of this CRAZY knit that I plan to make into a very simple and fun top/tee
2.5 yards of beautiful (BEAUTIFUL!) cotton/lurex fabric that will become a blazer.
2 yards of "dark taupe" pretty, pretty ponte knit that will become - yes - another M6844 cardigan. (it's just so perfect!)
I didn't take an individual pic of the black...it's black ponte that will become Kwik Sew yoga pants.
FM Haul #2: The "OMG they put like, everything on sale in the $1/$1.99 section and I need all of these things! ALL OF THEM!"
8 yards of pretty lining material (2, 4, 2)
7.5 yards of suiting (thinking cape for the first fabric)
6.5 yards of some more suiting in black, charcoal grey, brown
center fabric in first photo
right side fabric in first photo
So the stash is growing like a weed, and I'm not sewing much of anything for myself this month. I was losing weight this spring and then...went in the opposite direction. From May to December I gained 11 lbs. They must go -- along with some of their fatty friends! :)
The hubster said he wouldn't take pics for me if I were going to call it a fail. Shhhhh. He said I can keep it and wear to a 70s party. Lolol! He doesn't like that it's a jumpsuit; I don't like that it's a jumpsuit turned clown suit.
As I was cutting the fabric for the pants and matching up the pattern, I realized it was going to go really bad. The top by itself wasn't so bad, the whole thing is just...meh!
**great pattern matching though!!
The jumpsuit was SUPER fast and easy to make and I will make it again in a SOLID fabric! If you make this in something woven, I implore you to insert a zipper!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what McCall's was thinking.
Aaaaaaaaaand.....the Smith household has acquired a new family member!! She's still a bit shy but coming out of her shell rather quickly.
She's a 6 year old tuxedo that had 4 mates at home (along with 4 dogs!!) but her previous owner thought she'd be okay living without other cats. She's a cutie pie albeit a bit chunky. We're going to have to get her on a plan to lose a bit. Poor thing is dragging her belly around!!!
Her name was "Kitten" but upon suggestion by a friend and by unanimous decision, we want to call her "Bacon". In time kitty...in time! :)