Every Sunday the newspaper carries a sales flyer for the local JoAnn store. Even though there is enough fabric in this house to clothe a battalion, sometimes to sale is too good to pass up. Last week, some cotton prints were on sale for only $1.99/yard so I picked up three lengths for tops for M. She likes polka dots and has been wanting a navy top with white dots, and the price was right.
Today I was up with the dawn and started sewing right away while listening to a good book-on-tape. Shirt No. 7 is going slowly, probably because I’m not that thrilled with the color (a chocolate brown), but the fabric weight was perfect to try out this new version of the shirt pattern. Today the back was constructed and topstitched, the pockets were sewn but not attached yet, and the seams on the front were sewn. When I got tired of sewing, I set up my cutting table and cut out one garment and then, since I was using an older pattern, I traced off some of the pieces that were looking a little worn out.