Monday, April 15, 2013


Over the weekend I went to my favorite fabric store. Which is an hour away from where I live. So it's always exciting to make a special trip there. The customer service isn't the best, but the deals make up for it. I had my eye on this beautiful green flower print fabric, the last time I went there but I wasn't to sure about it. I said to myself the best you could do with this is make another dress. And at the time, the thought of making another dress wasn't so appealing.  I mean how many dresses does a girl need?  Dumb question, I know.  So I thought to myself "leave it alone". But the damn thing haunted me all the way back home, played horrible thoughts before I went to bed, then it taunted me in my dreams and even followed me at work. I was wrestling with guilt, anxiety and stress. How dare I leave a fabric behind? What kind of wannabe seamstress leave any fabric behind? And what really killed me was the price. Just about two dollars a yard. AUGH!!!
So this time I made it my mission to ensure that this baby was going home with me. And so it did. 
I didn't think it was right for me to just walk away with just one selection.  It needed a buddy something to relate too so I got four yards of a mysterious fabric.  Well I have to be honest the other bad thing about buying fabric from a discount store is that all the fabrics I get are mysterious.  At least to me.  I can't just touch a fabric and know it source. I don't think I ever will honestly.  That would be just weird.  And I am not doing any kind of test that requires me to burn anything.  Knowing my luck the whole house will burn down too. 

These two are just fabrics I picked up from the initial trip.  I am still trying to figure out how my husband got more fabric than me.  I must of lost my focus with my internal battle.


And we move on.....this is what I have so far for my self-drafted peplum top. Well honestly I never thought the day I would try to draft my own pattern. But I think it's a skill I should try to perfect. It's really difficult to do it on yourself especially if you don't have a dress form. But it's doable. (Is that a word or did I just made that up?) This is my attempt at making a peplum top.
People let me tell you something I surprised myself, when I realized I wanted a peplum top. When I saw it becoming a trend again. I was like hell no, that is way too eighties for me. But damn it. I saw a high-low version of one, and man did I fall in love. So I have to have one.
Now I know I could of just purchased one, or made life so much simpler and at least get a pattern. The problem is the design I want is so specific by the time I make all the alterations. I would be better of just starting from scratch. I have to say though it was more pleasant of a journey than disappointing.

Well that's it for now.  Hope all is well.  A.S.


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Cennetta said...

Hi lady. It's when some time since my last visit. I see you are doing well and purchasing lots of beautiful fabric. You've also taken to plunge in pattern drafting. Good luck. It's the best to see your designs go from paper to fabric to a unique creation.

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