Monday, June 23, 2008

thrifted curtains, and shirts that make me swear...

I guess I can't have it all, can I? I bought all of the Simplicity Built By Wendy patterns at Joann's this week, as they had a $1.50 pattern sale. Second ONLY to the 99 cent pattern sale. I went a little crazy, but at a buck fifty, I guess I can afford to splurge. So, the first one I attempted was the shirt with the diamond shaped inset, pattern number 3964. Bad choice. I swear I have made so many stupid mistakes on this shirt. I have spewed a string of profanities a mile long while stitching and restitching that derned diamond inset. GAH!!!! I am scared to actually try the thing on. Thankfully I just used some dirt cheap calico for my first attempt, and I SHOULD have the hang of it next go round. I am not thwarted easily!!

The same day of the pattern sale, I scored this really cool vintagey valance at the thrift store, for a handful of pocket change. I love it! I may use it for a pillow, or trim along the bottom of a skirt for myself of the girly girl. The last image is just a killer sunset I took with my latest lens purchase. I love summer sunsets.

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4 comments:

elliebelle said...

I can see how that diamond would be hard to sew. I hope you finally get it the way you like! :) I always have grand ideas for sewing something, and then give up halfway through cause I don't like it....But I'm on a mission to change that! haha!

Dyan said...

I thought that only happened to me! You know, a big sewing project that goes hopelessly not so great. Well at least the fabric was on sale. Beautiful picture of the sunset, what kind of camera do you use, if you don't mind my asking?
Dy

the bowerbird said...

That fabric is great - reminds me of crisp sunshine - It's winter here in Australia and I'm needing some of that warm summer sun to thaw me out - bring on Spring
cheers
Amanda

the bowerbird said...

That fabric is great - reminds me of crisp sunshine - It's winter here in Australia and I'm needing some of that warm summer sun to thaw me out - bring on Spring
cheers
Amanda