Friday, January 25, 2008

Good Shopping

I went book shopping today during lunch and purchased a few goodies. The "Chic Bags"book has been on my want list for a while. It has a lot of fresh looks and great instructions. The "Passion for Patchwork" has quilted projects which I 'd like to make as gift items for gifts.I've done a little quilting(1 table runner) before and it was really relaxing.Several ladies I've recently met at the fabric store, have advised me to take another stab at it.

These magazines are going to the top of the magazine pile next to my bed.To top off the day,when I got home from work my Ebay wins were in the mail box.I guess I've got tote bags on the brain. I love making them. The Athena Blouse pattern is a good basic for my wardrobe makeover. It will probably hit the cutting table Saturday after I return from the fabric store. It's going to be cold and rainy tomorrow.Excellent for staying in a warm dry sewing room

I completed my Plaza pants and a pair of jeans. I'll have to post pictures of the finished products later when DD slows down enough to take photos. Both fit great.This was my first time making a pair of jeans.Now,I have another great reason to avoid the mall.Well,except for accessories and shoes. Here's a picture of the pattern and the denim.The denim has just a hint of stretch and it is super dark. I made view C. I'm so pleased with this pattern.I know I will make at least 3 more pair.

5 comments:

Tamara said...

That is SOOOOOO awesome that you found a jean pattern that you love! Guard it with your life. It might be a good idea to copy the pattern on sturdy paper a couple times. Then keep one with your sewing patterns and another in a safe deposit box. LOL!

Sheila said...

You got some great books and recently purchased a series of Thread magazines. I'm also interested in quilting, but have yet to take a stab at it. Will stay tuned for future Quilt projects.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Jeans...oh my! I can't wait to see the pics!

Faye Lewis said...

Girlfriend, you are really pumping out the projects! Love the books you selected for your library too.

Cennetta said...

Lately I've been building my reference library and have this McCalls pant pattern too. Can't wait to see yours.