Good Morning Everyone!
It is Friday. That means tomorrow is Saturday, and Phylly is coming over for an all day play day. I am so excited because I just happen to have FOUR new coat patterns that need to be fitted to me. Really, I do, and I will tell you why.
I live -- when I am at this house -- 3 miles away from Hancock Fabrics, and they were having a sale yesterday on Simplicity patterns. They were $1 a piece, and you could buy 10. For some reason, I feel it is my DUTY to let Hancock's know how much I appreciate their $1 patterns, so I always go and buy them even though I have more than I can store or ever hope to sew in 10 lifetimes. I sure hope we have sewing machines in Heaven!
Since I do NOT have my fabric for my Gertie coat with me, I decided to look for another coat pattern. I could not believe how many coat patterns there were! I bought 4 of them. NONE of them have that full skirt that Gertie's coat has, and NONE of them take more than 3 yards of fabric. They all have really nice details that I want to learn how to do. I took a picture of each pattern for you:
Forget the hat though. Hats swallow my head completely. I wrote a blogpost some time back about when I belonged to the Red Hat Society for about 3 months. I was told I HAD TO WEAR A HAT and, of course, everything had to be red and purple.
I went to Walmart to look for a hat because I darn sure wasn't buying anything expensive. I could not find a hat small enough for my head, so I ended up buying a strip of that stick-on insulation you put around your doors and sticking it all around the inside of the hat. I didn't last long as a Red Hatter!
I have NO IDEA what "Project Runway" is, but there were lots of coat patterns in that section of the Simplicity book. Here are the three I bought for $1 a piece:
And GUESS WHAT!? I pulled out the instruction sheets from the pattern I decided to P&P (Palmer and Pletsch Fit) to myself since Phylly is coming, and I found this: