Today after work I traced, altered and cut out a pattern for this BWOF blouse from June 2006. I'm actually making a "trial run" out of a cotton calico. Today it was supposed to be hot, but I was cold all day and just decided that I need more shirts with sleeves! I'm making this in a beautiful white swiss cotton burnout for the summer mini wardrobe if this one turns out well.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I had to laugh when I read Carolyn's post about matching prints because the fabric I'm using, which I thought was a random calico, actually has a pattern to it that should be matched. I was too lazy to cut out my pieces one at a time, so probably nothing will match on this one! Also, with darts like the ones on the front of this and the curved seams, you can almost never get plaid-like designs to line up. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Well, I heard on the news tonight that they have one positive case of swine flu in the city I live it. This is (not) great news since being a teacher, I'm exposed to sick kids all the time. In fact, I had 6 kids out yesterday! 3 of them came back today and told me they were sick. I think I may have to stop hugging my kids each morning until after this epidemic subsides.
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 10:46 PM