Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fabric Sale and How Do You Move a Dress Form!?

I received an email from Gorgeous Fabrics saying ALL the knits are 25% off today!  I love their knit so I hurried over to see what they had.  So many really pretty ones.  I think I narrowed my choice down to 8 of them.  Now that I have learned all the tricks of how to sew slinky stuff, I want to have a closet full of pretty rayon knit blouses.  I should be back home at our real house in a few days, and then I can start with mass-production!

Trying to figure out how to get Lucy (my dress form) down there isn't easy.  Jerry has that little van, but it has a giant wheelchair in it.  Lucy takes up a lot of room.  I wish her legs bent.  Then I could just put her in the passenger seat and she would look like a person -- well, maybe not -- she doesn't have a head.  Maybe I could glue one of those wig heads on her and put a big floppy hat on it.  Then I might be able to lay her in the back seat, and it would look like she was taking a nap or something.

Of course her feetless legs might have to stick out an open window.  That might be a bit of a problem. 

OH, I KNOW -- I could put my high heel boots on her, and then it would look perfectly normal.  Ha!

Where there's WILL, there's a WAY, as someone used to always say!

Someone needs to invent a pull-apart mannequin.  Either that, or a bendable model.

We are in Kingfisher again today.  Jerry signed a contract with a realtor a while ago.  Then we went to lunch at my favorite little restaurant, the City Cafe.  Homemade apple pie today.  Awesome!  I ate a piece and brought the last piece they had home for later.  Now, I am sleepy and would love to lie down on this couch and take a nap.  Jerry is still fixing stuff.  I can't stop him.  Whoever buys this house is getting a great deal.  They may want to replace the countertops, but other than that, I don't know what would be needed. 

If I can figure out HOW, I'll post some pics of my Gorgeous On Sale Knit Fabric purchases.  My order didn't go through the first time, so I went back to redo it and somehow, some more fabric jumped into my bag!  I'll have to share with Phylly.

Here is a snapshot of a few of them:


These are all from Gorgeousfabrics.com and are all rayon knits.  Jerry is excited I am sewing with something that isn't COTTON from Hancock's.  He says my blouses all look alike and are so casual.  Well, I'm a casual girl.  I HATE to dress up.  Would like to make a lot more yoga pants though to go with all these pretty tops.

Any sewers out there may want to rush over and check out this 25% off sale.  Her fabrics go fast!
The other pieces are solids.  Something else I seldom make. 

I better go.  Got to start packing up the pole and base I am returning to Fabulous Fit.  Not sure HOW I'm going to do that, so need to get started.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Those are gorgeous knits! I thought about ordering the two blue ones myself, but I was afraid that the print would be too big for me. Probably a good thing. I went over my fabric budget last month at Helen Enox, so I better not do it again this month.

    I cut a skirt out of the turquoise fabric I had left from my blouse. I decided it should be lined, so I found some white lining in my stash. I tossed it in the washer and while it was washing I drew off my first Burda pattern. It is a little dress for Keira. I decided I'd try something simple. It is a little eye-crossing with all those lines on one paper, but I managed. I think I still have enough of the turquoise to make her a dress out of it.
    Hugs, Phylly

  2. Isn't just amazing how fabric jumps in your shopping bag. That happens to me sometimes. Purses and scissors do that, too.
    Hugs, Phylly


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