Saturday, November 1, 2014
Does everyone remember the lovely Chanel-like emergency jacket that I made for her, the year we randomly had temperatures in the 30s... for a month?
Ah. Well. I'm a little sad that I didn't take the time/have the time to properly tailor the front of that jacket... but it's as well, because it was too small the year after. -sighs-
So when I was at the ASG meeting and they had a pile of "take what you want", I snagged a cute cape pattern. My thinking is that even though I expect she will grow like a weed for the next few years, a cape won't get instantly outgrown.
And then the fabric search was on. I wanted a wool - the point is to be mildly waterproof and pleasantly warm, and to last. *She* wanted purple or pink or light pink or light purple or light blue... I wanted a color that wouldn't scream "little girl" next year when she's in middle school.
First I hit Fabricmart, they of the wonderful and regular sales. Glory be! They had a bright purple wool flannel and a BRIGHT pink (the shade of her bedsheets). Hooray! I shall wait for a sale...
I waited a whole week for a a sale - but I guess all the Anna and Elsa costumes ate up that wool (lovely stuff) because it was *gone*. -sigh-
Page after page wandered along... I found a cute purple plaid at Sunni's online shop, and she had a sale... why wasn't her sale working... dangit it
Flick. Flick. Flick. Well. I know Mood has a website, and they tend to be expensive, but why not take a look? OH! Look at the pretty rose - a more sophisticated shade of pink, and *just* the color of her lips... in a plaid with a brown the shade of her hair... Oh! And *this* wool is half the price of the other wools... I guess it's a closeout.
-click to order-
Thanks, Mood! :)
(PS I have flu, which while not particularly unpleasant, has left me energy-free... so I'm not sewing. Shopping yes. Sewing no.)