Thursday, February 25, 2010
Not much done this week as we are playing catch up with school and I'm working on a couple of baby gifts as well as more diapers for Kal-El. I also cleaned up the living room bookcase, clearing out stuff we don't need in our homeschool anymore. I've started picking up stuff for next year and I need space! But I did get a yearning to make stuff for me and I really want to use these vintage patterns I've been collecting so I think I've decided on my first project: this shirt; view 1. I will make a muslin first, for fit, but I can't decide between these two fabrics. The first is an easy care plaid--- I don't know anything else about it because I picked it up at a thrift store. (2 yards/$1.98) I've washed and pressed it and I think it'll do well. But I am oddly drawn to the orange print. Literally-- they're oranges. Really bright oranges. I see me wearing it open over a tank top as the kids and I wander the amusement park this summer. If the first one works, I'll do a second, but I can't choose which to do first! If it doesn't work, I don't want to waste either fabric!