Friday, April 29, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Earth Day /week inspires a lot of rehoming, repurposing, and reduce, reuse, recycling and today was a thrifting day in my town: schools and organizations have resale events where they collect a small admittance at the door and various "vendors" tag their goods for sale in gymnasiums and halls.
We visited a sale this morning searching for some summer clothes for DS the younger. Afterwards we popped into VV to dig around. I (per usual) loaded up the cart with children's books (to keep the boy occupied while I peruse) and moved over to the sewing and fabric section and I delightedly collected a few bags of notions.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Then recently there was a thread of chat about tough to fit bodies and pants and a Fb friend recommended the pattern. Phew! - then! I was (just the NEXT DAY) shopping in a destination fabric shop a few hours from home : Fabrications and saw this wall: (YES, I giggled)
Clearly it was worth the little side trip to @fabricationsott I bought my paper @sewingcake Endeavour Trousers pattern. I nearly died when I saw the pattern collection. A gorgeous sampling of @artgalleryfabrics and Nani Iro, Birch, Kauffman. ... such a fantastic break in my boy filled day!A photo posted by Heather Dawson (@rainydayperson) on
The pattern IS innovative. I like the variation for hip curve - bum-cup size as described by the designer. It's drafted well (all the notches match, too!) and my first kick at the can (get it!?) was a near success (I am so! close). The instructions are great - if you have experience with reading a pattern, it's easy to get the jive. It's similar to a Style Arc instruction set - and there are plenty of handy tips right on the pattern pieces - be prepared to trace you pattern.
I was excited to see that the PR Pants Contest is next month, so I am hoping that I will get a TNT out of these. The first pair were dreamy on my bum, and a little tight in the front (I am an atypical shape) So I am going up a size - I suspect I may be 1 size in the front and another in the back....
I highly recommend not skipping this pattern - it's a treat.