Over the weekend, I did a little shopping. It's getting to be an addiction, and I think I really need to stop until I've sewn up the fabric I already have. It's just that I go to the store meaning to just get some muslin for pillow forms and cording for piping, and I find fabric that's so gorgeous and on sale, I can't resist. :)
I bought three yards of this patterned rayon. The drape is just amazing. I wanted two yards each of the dusty rose and the blue and white dot fabrics to make sheer blouses, but got just over a yard and a half of each. I bought them even though there's not enough for a long-sleeved blouse, and I might see if the other JoAnn's has more of them. If it doesn't, I'll just make short-sleeved blouses instead. Anyway, all three fabrics fit perfectly into my Fall Palette, but they're not exactly fall weather fabrics. Ah, well. I don't regret them at all!
I also stopped at one of our local thrift shops. I was anything but disappointed at the selection of their craft section. I'm excited to try out this Built by Wendy Simplicity pattern. I might use one of the fabrics I just bougt to make it up. I also found a tracing wheel, embroidery needles, lots of cool/pretty buttons, snaps, and tiny eyelets. I got it all for $3, which amazes me, because I never win anything and I never find anything for a steal. :)
I'm still working on my Ginger. Why I decided to use a pinstripe fabric I will never know. All those tiny stripes to match up! Also, I've discovered that it's slightly stretchy in one direction, which I'm hoping won't be a problem. :(