Behold: a pile of very bright dress pieces (and not-so-bright lining pieces) for the Bright Happy Dress. Step 1 complete! Many, many more steps to go! Gotta celebrate each little step along the way, right? : ) It *is* pretty satisfying to look at this neat pile of garment pieces on my sewing table… so I guess that’s a good reason as any to celebrate.
Am I the only one who uses a million pins when cutting out fabric? What’s that – I am? Really?? : ) This is the armhole facing, BTW. I drafted a custom facing on white copy paper to match my elongated armhole on the bodice pieces.
I also had a *little* accident at Gather Here yesterday and came home with some fabric to make two new tote bags. Oops! Funny how these things just happen, huh? : ) I really liked this cat fabric (Maggie fabric?) on the left and the “furry animals doing science” fabric on the right. Too cute, both of them! I decided to make reversible tote bags with the animal fabrics on one side and the coordinating flower fabrics on the other. That way I can choose which side I want to display, depending on how crazy I’m feeling that day.
Even for tote bags, I pre-wash all my fabric for avoid the dreaded “shrinkage after sewing.” I just swish the fabric around in warm water for a few minutes, no soap, then hang to dry.
In other news, Maggie has been super snuggly lately, of which I highly approve, of course. : ) She can be pretty skittish and temperamental, so I really embrace her snuggly phases. Tonight I was sitting at my desk playing around on the computer, and I looked down and found this cuteness in my lap. How adorable! Lots of purring going on in this house lately. : )
I wish I could say there’s been a lot of sewing going on lately! Despite the fact that I got home from work a little early today, somehow the night seemed to get away from me. Oh well! At least now I have all the dress pieces cut and some pre-washed tote bag fabric all ready to go. Baby steps.
Hope you all had a great evening!