Archive | March, 2011

sew crazy

6 Mar

I turned my first project in my sewing class in on Thursday.  It was a tiny jacket that could fit one of those little monkeys or a teddy bear.  My instructor kept everyone’s jacket to grade, but as soon as I get mine back I’ll post a picture of it.  I’m hoping to get Henry to model it!  I was pretty stressed in the last half hour I had left to turn it in.  I feel a little uneasy about what kind of grade I’ll get, but that’s just me being nerdy.  It was really difficult and I’m just glad I got something that resembled a jacket done.

I went a little crazy and bought a bunch of patterns since the Butterick patterns at Joann’s Fabrics are only 99 cents this weekend! Somehow I think I’m going to be able to magically sew whole outfits together. Butterick doesn’t have a large selection of stylish patterns, but they do sell a lot of patterns for historical costumes that seem fun.  I bought the Victorian nightie pattern above so I can make a cute dress/nightie for myself, shortened of course.  I also bought some dress patterns and baby clothes patterns so I can attempt to make a baby shower present.  I almost bought a pattern for a Victorian corset that looked so pretty, but then I thought where the heck am I going to wear an old corset?

In other news, I really want a basket purse.  I went with Art to Michael’s today and I spent the whole time looking at easter baskets.  I thought about buying one and using it as a purse, like Jane Birkin did, but I had to stop myself.  I think Art was a little embarrassed by the idea and I’m no Jane Birkin.

What do you think of using a basket as a purse?  Is it crazy or sort of charming.  I’d love to find a more purse version like this so I don’t feel like such a basket case.