Monday, October 29, 2012

Oops I Did It Again

I bought more fabric than I had planned. I went out specifically to buy this hammered silk wool for a pencil skirt. I had first spied this fabric about a year and a half ago. In a rare instance of frugality, I did not purchase it at the time which is not like me. More likely I already had a pile of fabric ready to be purchased. I waited and waited and the price went up! So I bought this fabric but then I also found a gorgeous wool with lace fused to it. It's the same fabric that Gertie is using for her Butterick sew along but in a much more "me" color.

This is my unplanned fabric:

This is what I went in to buy:
100_1958.JPGI think it's apparent that my favorite color is purple!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Pattern Lovelies

I recently acquired this book from Ebay France. Called Eclair Coupe Paris, it is similar to Lutterloh in that many sizes are included in the book that you must resize using the special ruler. The book did not come with these rulers but I can get reproduction ones so I'm not too concerned.  The auction included just one photo of the inside and the seller wasn't sure about the date but I guessed it to be from some time in the 30s and I believe I'm right. I'm so thrilled to have this and I'm thinking about making a coat from the book. I guess my pictures will go up in separate posts. For some reason I can't get the links to work.

I edited this post and added this from my desktop. I don't know why the link isn't working. Maybe I should go back to using Photobucket.


100_1947.JPG by Sickofitcindy
100_1947.JPG, a photo by Sickofitcindy on Flickr.


100_1949.JPG by Sickofitcindy
100_1949.JPG, a photo by Sickofitcindy on Flickr.


100_1948.JPG by Sickofitcindy
100_1948.JPG, a photo by Sickofitcindy on Flickr.

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