Thursday, May 24, 2007




I went shopping at Joanne Fabrics yesterday. Now, anyone who knows me will think that that was a ridiculous thing to do as my basement workroom is bursting at the seams with fabric. I've rarely said no to anyone that wanted to give me fabric, I shop for fabric online and anywhere else it is rumored to be lurking. Fabric shopping is my idea of a good time, anytime! And I love to sew but have not been doing much of that in the recent past. Back in the day, I sewed garments for a consignment store as well as did custom sewing. But lately I've been hankering to get down into my sewing room for some serious sew-time. I've been buying and selling patterns and fabric on ebay so much that it made me sad that I wasn't having any of the fun! All of those thoughts coincided with another line of thought I had. I've been doing guy stuff for so long, since I owned a skateboard shop, that I've got used to just throwing on jeans and tee shirts. That's okay but boring. Now that I work at home I got to thinking..."how long could I go without wearing pants?" Funny thought but intriguing. How will I work in the garden...clean the chicken pen...what about in the winter? All good questions, but as recently as 50 years ago women managed just fine without pants. Now don't get me wrong...there's nothing wrong with pants. It's just an oddball challenge I think I'm going to put myself through to see what it's like. So as I said, I went fabric shopping yesterday. All my fabric and nothing to sew. Ludicrous! But I wanted a carrot for motivation. And I don't like to waste my vintage goodies on experimenting. So I found fabric for two of my vintage dress patterns, both with pockets. You see, I use my jeans pockets alot and I can't go cold turkey, can I? The apron dress has huge pockets and the shift has pockets that will suffice for a cell phone and car keys. Both pieces were prewashed and hung outside to dry today. Tomorrow I'll cut out one. I'll have to sleep on which one goes first.

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