Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Thursday! Marcy Fabric Sale Goodness

First, thanks to all of you for your kind comments on my Style Arc garments! They are so well drafted that they are a pleasure to sew. I told myself that I need to sew quite a few of them up in order to justify ordering more. I plan to order another three in August. ;)

My kids return from Europe today. That will affect my productivity. I'm not sure why, but having people around just tends to do that.

I cut out another Style Arc project two evenings ago, but I do not have the right color thread (slate blue) to sew it. Until I get to the store, I will be working on a McCalls jacket. I altered the jacket pattern last night and plan to cut it out this evening. I am making the first version in a test fabric and, if it works out, I plan to use a special Emma One Sock fabric to make a version for my Fall 6-pack.

It's easy to do fall sewing here. I look outside my window and my street is thick with low-lying fog and it's 50 degrees F. It feels like fall to me! In fact, I am feeling distinctly Halloween-ish.

Big news at work. A project I have been working on for FOUR YEARS is published today. This project involves many people and it feels great to say that it's done!

But the reason for this post... did you hear that Marcy Tilton is having a free shipping sale? It begins tomorrow, Friday, and goes through Sunday. She announces these sales in her newsletter and if you don't already subscribe, you should. (The link takes you to her newsletter which has instructions for taking advantage of the sale.) It's always a great read! I am eyeing three fabrics and trying to decide if I can justify buying them.


  1. I can relate to the productivity-people-around connection. My daughter on the east coast with my parents for two weeks and I'm embarrassed by how much I'm enjoying it.

    That free shipping is a boon--I've been mulling it over all week!

  2. I saw that sale and then decided that since I'd just recently purchased fabric from my new boyfriend and picked up a couple of pieces from my old boyfriend that I should give my credit card a rest! Because I am doing PR day in NYC at the end of August and somewhere in here I should be supporting my local vendors!

    Can't wait to see what you get!

  3. Yikes, I just bought beads yesterday.

  4. Good luck with your new jacket and I can't wait to see it! I love autumn, my favourite season of all! And, following your reasoning, must be why I am struggling to get much done lately... school holidays and an extra visitor in the house...

  5. Hi Sharon, sorry for the confusion, I removed all mention of my dog in that post since it wasn't worded very well... Cassie is my daughter, and she is a very good little enabler just like my Mum!

  6. Congrats on the 4 year project being done! I'm heading into year 3 on one of mine, and it feels like the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train!

    My DH and my 5 year old are away on 'Man's Week' - and I've gotten more sewing done this week than in the past 6 months!

  7. Your post on Style Arc caused me to order up! And now that I've seen the Laura leggings, I'm making tomorrow! Sure are stylish and cute - and since I also have those shoes, I'm copying your look as soon as my leggings are made. Thanks for the idea about the waist band, I might try that on mine as well. While we may have different body types, I just love your style!