Saturday, July 14, 2012

This one is for me...

"Oh, you get to sew for yourself today!" Mom said to me as she was ironing the boy's shirts while watching me sew. Between sewing for the shops, ladies at church, friends, and Mother-dear herself, it's not very often I sew for me. :)

For months I've eyed the 100% linen found in a perfect shade of grey at JoAnn's, but a $16.99 per yard price tag has kept me away. Last weekend I decided to bit my lip, use some violin lesson money (I teach violin to the cutest little girls you could imagine!) and buy enough yardage for a skirt since I learned that it was 50% off that week and I had a 15% off your-entire-purchase coupon.

Well wouldn't you know a friend of mine from church was there and she said "Cheri, come to the checkout with me and I'll let you use my Teacher-Discount card!" Mrs. L. volunteers/teaches at our private Christian school that is in connection with our church, and JoAnn's offers a 20% discount to all teachers. So glad God orchestrated me seeing her there to make it a few dollars less!


As you can see, I'm making it into my favorite skirt pattern. Hoping to have enough time today to finish it for Sunday services tomorrow. :) What has YOUR sewing machine been busy with this week?

6 comments:

Laura said...

That is a pretty shade of gray! I hope you got it finished. I'll be wearing my tiered skirt to church today too.
How much yardage do you buy to make these skirts? I didn't measure how much I used when I made mine.
Yesterday I had some time to sew on a green & white shirt dress... Maybe I'll be able to have it finished for next Sunday!

Elyssa said...

oh wow! How beautiful!


God is good to provide!

Cheri said...

Thanks, Laura. :) I did finish it and received a compliment or two. It's such a great style! I use 2 3/4 yards of 60" wide (or whatever the linens are in width) and the finished length of mine are somewhere around 37" so I'm guessing you'd need more fabric for being taller. :)

Thankyou, Elyssa! God is ALWAYS good and knows what we need before we even ask Him. :)

Miss Elizabeth said...

I love "sewing for myself" too, although I rarely do it! Isn't that amazing... those half off coupons come in the mail right when you need them, don't they? :) Love the skirt, linen is one of my fabric fabrics! And that's a great shade of grey, indeed....

~ Elizabeth

Cheri said...

Yes, Elizabeth, I'm so grateful for coupons! Since I'm a college student, I get an extra 20% off my order at JoAnns for the month of July. I'm taking full advantage of it! ;)

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

How lovely! I hope you share the finished project . . .