On Saturday, A and I went to the advertized sale at the only local fabric shop, a JoAnn’s Superstore. There used to be two JoAnn’s here in the local area, but they closed them down and consolidated into a new location. It really is a much bigger and brighter store, but though the yarn selection is much bigger, the fabric selection has shrunk alarmingly. Good pattern sales though.
They were having a 99 cent Simplicity pattern sale, so both girls and I picked out lots of patterns. A has been trying to fit a tank top pattern to herself with great success, so now that the hard part was all done, I used a copy of her final pattern as a pattern block to fit this new acquisition:
I used some aqua knit I have had for years and stitched up the top, which fits amazingly well. I will be making more of these. Sorry it is a little rumpled in the photo, since the first thing A did with it after trying it on was to shove it in her hamper to put in the wash to see if the knit softens up.
This week, other than buying patterns, I finished up a navy T-top for myself that has been languishing half done for months, and hemmed a tablecloth. I check in at the upholstery fabric store from time to time to see if they have the upholstery cottons on sale, and if so, I get 2 yards of whatever print strikes my fancy. I cut the length to 70 inches and hem it all around. This makes a nice hard-wearing tablecloth for hardly any money, since I usually pay only $1 or $2 a yard.