The other thing that I have been "working" on is the Burda Style shirt for Eric. I use the term working loosely as I have let it sit in my sewing studio for a week straight untouched and several days in between when I started it and now. I am going to attribute my lack of wanting to work on this to the fact that I am not that big of fan of it. This was a spur of the moment project and I didn't really feel like buying new fabric for it. So I had Eric pick out some fabric from my stash. He didn't really want it in any of the dress shirt fabrics I had bought for him and I didn't have enough of anything else, so he decided to go with the green for most of it and do black for the yoke, underside of the collar, pocket and one side of each of the 4 tabs. When I first started sewing this I was not a big fan of the black for the pocket and yokes. I thought it made it seem very Charlie Harper from Two and a Half Men. I really didn't like it until I added the sleeves. It is growing on me now. All I have left to do is hem it, make the buttonholes down the center front and sew on all the buttons.
5.5 yards all from my stash!
10 yards from a Fabric Mart Mystery Bundle
I have decided I am going to put myself on a fabric buying fast! I have been adding way too many fabrics to my stash this year. I am only going to buy fabrics for specific projects that will be started within 1 month of purchase. This is going to be for the rest of the year, except for Friday Nov. 25th since it is Black Friday. Hopefully this will help get my fabric stash and spending under control.
This month I did win a giveaway from Miss Sews-It-All. She was giving away vintage button goody bags and I was lucky enough to score one. It was packaged so stinkin' cute too!
After dumping out the bag to examine them I was even more excited. Vintage buttons are fantastic! There were a few genuine shell buttons, which are gorgeous. There are also some cool shank buttons. I think I want to make some quirky top and use all the different vintage shank buttons I have on it. I already have some in my stash that have robots and spacemen on them, while the shank buttons in the goody bag weren't specific shapes they will fit quite nicely with them.