Yesterday was my 60th day without buying fabric, so I felt strong enough to stop by Hancock Fabric after my dentist appointment. If you can believe it, I wanted some buttons. Since Andy's Valentine shirt has dragons on it, I wanted to see if I could find some unusual buttons for it--though ones that can be washed, because let's not be stupid. I admire a lot of the hand-crafted buttons I find, but for clothing, they just aren't practical.
I was a bit worried, and there was some really great gauze fabric for spring/summer that did catch my attention, but I still have at least THREE colors of gauze fabric in my stash from the last time that happened, and I still haven't quite worked out how to sew with gauze. I've made 2 projects from it--one successful, one not--and no one I've talked to seems to have any idea how to handle the crinkled/wrinkly texture. I always prewash fabric, but if one irons gauze, it stretches flat--which means you're cutting everything too small. Remembering THAT, I made it past the display.
Buttons were 50% off, so it was a good day to visit. I found some gold buttons with what might be lion heads on them:
Since I was there, I decided I would pick up some interfacing for more bowls. This
I also picked up two shorter zipppers.
I've been looking for some help with marking, as all of my rulers are for cutting rather than marking, and with the thick plastic, it can be hard to get really accurate marks. All notions were 50% off, so I found this
I did let myself browse patterns as McCall had them for $1.49 each, and I came home with 4:
I did a little sewing yesterday, but nothing that is easy to show. Both shirts are moving along,
The stiffener is helping a lot, but the more I handle the fabric, the more it wears off and the true, hideous nature of the fabric comes out: