I have started a new T-shirt top for A, but it is so hot here that I can only sit down to sew for a short time. I also have to get started on the huge cache of fabric sample books that are stacked up in the family room. They used to be stored in my old bedroom at my dad’s house, but during a recent cleanup there, I took them back. I have plans to cut out the samples, which are about 15 ” x 18″ each, and sew them into a curtain for my bedroom closet. The closet used to have sliding metal doors, which my daughter removed last summer when I was complaining about how hard it was to get to my clothes. Since said daughter has made a beautiful quilt for our bed out of said fabric samples, if I make a curtain for the closet opening, it will match the quilt.
This is the quilt my daughter made for her dorm room, also out of my fabric samples, and my quilt looks very similar. Because they are all decorator and upholstery fabrics, they wear very well.
So while I haven’t been sewing much, and won’t until the weather cools off some, I have been scouting around the thrift shops. I went back to the shop that had the great standing lamp that would make a terrific stand for my future dressform, and I checked to see if the cranky lady was at the front desk. No, she was not, only a nice looking older man. I approached him about the lamp and what I would be willing to pay, and lucky me, I got it for half price. Now I just have to make the dressform some day when the girls are here to tape me into it. Later this month I am going to be taking a fitting class at the adult ed, and I am looking forward to that. I have decided to work on two blouse patterns, because it would be nice to have a blouse that fits correctly across the shoulders.