Saturday, May 22, 2010

I know just enough to get myself in trouble

Well another project completed:

On the pattern it looks more like a cute bowling bag-like purse but because I messed up somewhere (still trying to figure that one out) it is a little squatty looking. Oh well.. It is still a super functional purse that doesn't look 1/2 bad.

Everything always looks better if you throw a filter over the photo :) Here is what I learned from this project:
  1. I need to do a MUCH better job of transferring  those funny little markings from the pattern to the fabric
  2. My sewing machine is not a fan of 12 layers of fabric especially when 4 of those are faux leather
  3. If you have really cool one-of-a-kind vintage fabric wait to use it on a pattern you have made before and you know you love
  4. I need to refresher course in sewing!
Here is a close up of the fabric I picked up during this trip:
It was a table runner I believe but there was only about 1/3 yard to work with. I am still happy with how much I got done in 36 hours (without an all nighter!) Next up is a gray striped dress that I will work on this week.

On the home front, today was an awesome day. Shopping, Chick-fil-a, and the park were all included! Here is a pic of the new "Bubble Generator"

The inventor of this toy is my new hero! Tomorrow is a cookout and cleaning around the house!

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