Daily deluges and thunderstorms have kept me indoors most of this week. I've sewn up three Simplicity 2364 tops while trying to decide what to make for my next two jacket projects. That means I've been looking closely at my humongous northern fabric collection and while I can find plenty of fabric in NYC that I WANT I certainly won't find any that I NEED. The only "need" I have was just fulfilled with a Fabric Mart email this morning. Now that I have a summer sheath dress pattern pretty well tweaked, I would like some more stretch linings and what do you know, Fabric Mart has a collection of stretch poly charmeuses for $1.99 a yard. I normally would never use poly for a lining since I hate the heat and "sweatiness" of it. But I think for a sleeveless sheath it will be just fine. And I love how a lined sheath feels. Of course, I might break my fabric diet when I see some of the knits at Metro. Kashi always gets me with those. And in the interest of supporting the economy and small business.....oh, you know the rest of that story.
|Simplicity 2364 in rayon silk knit|
|In Vera Lang brown knit from Fabric Mart|
The rainy days have come with frequent night and daytime thunder and lightening storms. Personally, I love being inside on a rainy day. Makes me appreciate my home, shelter and the eventual sunshine. Sam the basenji has never been bothered by storms or fireworks, always a very stoic dog. Lucky the rescue dog is definitely different. He's huddled next to me or under furniture each time the storms started, not really trembling but not happy about the conditions. Guess we're fortunate that he's not like some dogs who truly go beserk with those weather patterns.
Happy weekend, everyone!
|How Sam repsonds to thunderstorms|
|How Lucky responds to thunderstorms|