Saturday, January 22, 2011
Taking a Breather
It seems that when I get on a roll, the jobs just keep coming in. I have some strap modification work to do (will get on that right after I finish my tea), a plea to reattach the head of the stuffed dalmation the guys carry in the truck (I want to know who ripped the head off? Maybe I should sew it on backwards!) and an upholstery job for a dear friend that we will discuss on Tuesday at work. It kind of makes me sad because I have so many of my own projects I want to complete. So what's a girl to do when she can't stitch a new garment for her wardrobe? Go shopping of course! It is mandatory that we take a lunch period at work, even though we eat with the students during work hours. I used to bop over to Border's when we work downtown Portland, but sadly that store closed recently. Fortunately for me there are plenty of other distractions within easy walking distance, so I ran over to the Nordstrom Rack to snoop shop and pick up any great bargains if I found any. I am big into sweaters (I think it's genetic...my Mom loved sweaters too!) and there are some great shrug styles out there. I picked up a longer burgundy knitted cable shrug with a cool tux-tail detail for under $10.00. I'm wearing it now! :) I also wandered into the dresses as there was a Maggy London colorblock dress I had seen on the website that interested me. I decided that the bodice was too short to look good on my body, but took a quick scan through the dress clearance rack. What should I find but an adorable Maggy London LBD in my size? At an unbelievable price point? I would not have paid $118.00, but for $15.97, I can't even buy the fabric and notions. And it fits perfect, so that's when RTW makes more sense than DIY, even considering the satisfaction of saying "I made it myself"! Well, I guess the break is over, so I'll get back to the machine and hopefully I can get "work" sewing complete and resume "fun" sewing!