It is Wednesday and I am looking at another cloudy day with the chance of rain by this evening as reported by the news this morning. I was catching up on blog reading this morning, and found out that Vogue has posted new patterns onto its website. I took a peak and saw some that I would like to purchase. I am still in the learning stages of sewing, so I go for the very easy or easy patterns. I posted the ones I like and thinking about adding to my pattern stash (I have a collection of patterns).
I really the dresses in the location particularly the dress with the bow-tie in the back, and the flouncy skirt that I like as well. I have to thank Michelle Obama for making cool to wear dresses. I know women were slowly getting back into wearing dresses as I can see from the various blogs I read, but maybe Mrs. Obama will influence more women to wear them. I do not have a problem with wearing pants, but it’s nice to wear down the street in a nice dress. I am thinking about making a maxi dress. Mimi Goodwin made one over a week ago in a tutorial of how to make one for yourself. I need to have thicker strips as I have the girls to think about, and perhaps putting a band along. I am still mulling over the idea.
I walked over to Purl Soho today to their fabric shop to check out their felt fabric because I am going to do the scraf from “Sewing Green” book. I like the because it’s whimsical, adds textual and interest to my accessories. I think if I purchase three or four 18×24 cuts and purchase some yarn to knit a garter stitch scarf. I am going to try my hand at felting the scraf. Another idea comes to mind of knitting a hat and cut the felted leaves and sew onto the hat, and a border of leaves at the bottom of a skirt or coat. I may go felting crazy. I am going to purchase some yarn from Lion Brand and haven’t decided on the color for the scarf. I have it down to these colors. I am lending towards the first swatch, but probably will make up mind by tomorrow.
I was thinking of the ways I could make some extra money. I have a habit of downplaying my knitting, but it could be a way for me to make some money by making some small things like hats and scarves. Someone noticed my hat with the button on the side and loved it, and I wondered if people would be willing to purchase such items. Who wants a plain hat, when they have it embellished with buttons, ribbons, beads, and felted leaves? Something for me to think about. Enjoy your day!