Friday, June 22, 2012

Iron-On Agenda!

Here's the story of how Gail tempted me into breaking my stash pledge. Just kidding, Gail! (Except, she totally did.)

There we were in the remnants section of Vogue Fabrics. The massive, overwhelming, chock-full-of-deals remnants section. Apparently Gail and I share the same great tastes, because we each spied a piece of the same lightweight cotton at about the same time:

Isn't it pretty? It's railroaded, so this pattern is on both selvages. There was 1.5 yards for each of us, and we quickly made a plan to do one of them creative co-blog thingies that are so popular with the kids today.

I somehow also ended up with a lightweight pink-and-cream sweaterknit and a midweight chambray--don't ask me how it happened!

Anyway, the next question is ... what to make?! I've pretty much narrowed it down to Simplicity 2886:

The pattern calls for more than 1.5 yards, so this is gonna involve some finagling. But I have a nice aqua sateen to use as contrast, and I'm gonna give it a shot. This will be my first dress ever! So I'll be doing a wearable muslin and everything. I'm excited! Can't you tell from this pic?

This is my oh-god-I-broke-my-pledge-and-now-there's-PROOF face.

Also check out Gail's hand-knit summer sweater--simple and beautiful. She wrote today about what she's planning to make. Go read it!


  1. Girlfriend, you crack me up! And may I remind you - you're the one who chose to go to Vogue!

  2. Oh sure, next you'll tell me I was the one who pulled out my credit card. Whatevs!