contemplating sewing

I drove up to San Francisco today to meet my mom at Britex Fabrics. They are moving and were having a sale. I was looking for knit fabrics because I have my eye on a serger and want to make tunics and/or dresses and possibly leggings. I found some knit that I think will work for a tunic/dress.

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It has tiny stripes that I hope don’t drive me crazy. Fingers crossed!

I do want to try my hand at pants and leggings one of these days too but the knits with enough stretch weren’t marked down very much and I also don’t want to get ahead of myself.

cutting fabric, buying yarn

I had to go to JoAnn today to buy fabric for the textiles class I'm helping to teach at Niels' school. I always have to swing down the yarn aisle because I want to see if they are carrying the Lion Brand organic cotton yet. At least, that's what I tell myself. They weren't carrying it, but they did have the new Sugar 'n Cream self-striping yarn. I'm curious to see how it actually stripes up. I plan to make ball band dishcloths from both of the balls I got, perhaps together, perhaps not.

lime stripestie dye stripes

The rest of my free time today was spent cutting fabric, basically. I had to cut out 100 or so 8" squares of quilt cotton, which had to be ironed first. Then I cut out 30 or so pairs of 9" (sort of) of polar fleece for pillows. I hope I don't have to cut any more fabric for a while. That was kind of a lot of work! Look how pretty, though.

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