Usually when I buy fabric I buy coordinating prints 1/2 yard at a time. If I really like a print, I might get a yard. Then a few months ago, Anna and I were chatting about her fabric-buying habits and I found her guidelines really helpful and have adopted them as my own (thanks, Anna!): 1 yard for a blouse/top, 2 yards for a skirt, 3-4 yards for a dress. Neat, huh?
When Lotus came out, I really liked the apricot wall flower and without any particular plan, I bought a whole yard. Sadly, I never did find anything that I felt went really well with it. I’m just too matchy-matchy, I guess. This weekend I had a chance to use it up.
I used to think I wasn’t being very creative if I embellished a blank item. Well, maybe I still think that, but it sure makes the process of creating faster!
Up next, replacing that old car lumbar support pillow. Behold the new car pillow:
All those lines take a while, but I really like the look. I got to use my new #63 rolled hem foot for finishing the overlapping flaps in the back. You know, the flaps that let the dust mites get out? I haven’t quite gotten the hang of it, but this should be a helpful tool when I get more practice.
Berninites, you gave me some valuable advice last week. Thank you! I planned on getting the binder system, but who knew it was out of my price range? It was more than my entire gift certificate so I opted for some presser feet instead.
Oh yes, I’ve added a link to my sidebar for the Craft Apple Patterns Flickr Group. If you’ve made something from one of my patterns, I would LOVE to see it. Why not head on over and post your picts?