Saturday, August 22, 2009

Delicious Blue

After work, my older sister and I were finally able to visit JoAnn's. Believe it or not, I haven't been to JoAnn's for well over a month, and while I didn't quite look like I'd been released from prison, I found myself ooing and ahhing at several bolts of fabric.

I decided to pick up some corduroy yardage of a favorite color: stone blue, slate blue, medium blue; whatever you wish to call it, that caught my eye. Especially since it was 50% off. Though it could change, it will probably be made into a jacket or skirt for this winter. ::sigh:: I do so love the feel, drape, and warmth that a corduroy skirt gives!
Happily, I was able to get a few Simplicity patterns as well. They were on sale for $1 each, and I wanted to snatch them at their cheapest. After seeing some of Laura's recent baby sewing projects, #2900 was one on my list to pick up, but they were out. Hopefully they will be restocked, and not be on the out-of-print list!


Michelle said...

HA! I raided Joanns too yesterday and got corduroy as well! I got a thick tan to make a jacket for myself, and 2 jacket patterns b/c I couldn't decide between 2810 and 3628. I just know I'm going to line it with some off white/brown toile that will just look perfect!

Have fun w/ your fabric!

Michelle said...

(I meant to say both patterns were Simplicities as well - I figured at $1 each, both wouldn't be bad to have : )

Laura said...

That's a lovely shade of blue! I can't wait to see what you make with it!

That Simplicity pattern is very versatile... I have an idea for a little boy's jacket, but I just need to find a chunk of time to sit down and sew it. I hope you can get your hands on the pattern before too long!

Cheri said...

Michelle, if I decide to use my blue corduroy for a jacket, I'll have to look up those numbers. =)

Laura, I'll look forward to seeing more projects of yours, as always!

Michelle said...

My jacket is done! One of these days I'll get around to posting pics of it on my blog. I ended up using the basic pattern of the Threads jacket, adding a welt pocket to the right inside lining, and taking the sleeves from the Project Runway pattern...took a bit of jerry-rigging but I made it work ; ) I also used those cool historical la-mode buttons - pretty brass cameos!