Spring is still playing that game, where it's here one minute and gone the next. Our bulbs are finally blooming...yet we had snow flurries the other day. Not much we can do about that, but there's one thing I can control--my wardrobe. (It sounds so funny to me to talk about My Wardrobe, like it's this carefully planned, epic thing. Not really.) This was the weekend to go through my closet (Three bags of stuff are outta here, and I'm not done yet!) and pack away the wool skirts. Whatever the weather, I'm going to start inching my way towards Spring!
Not content with the fifty-seven skirts I had packed away in the attic (you think I'm kidding), I decided to break into the fabric from my last field trip and make a new one. I used my favorite New Look 6843. For some reason, I added four inches to the length when I cut it out. While it's true I like a little more length than the pattern allows, what was I thinking with four inches? Here I am taking three inches off the length.
Exciting picture, huh? Let me tell you, it captures the mood perfectly. Note to self: Try adding one inch next time.
The good news is that this gave me an idea for this post: My indispensable sewing tools.
Aside from scissors and pins, these are the three tools I use most. My mom can't understand my love of the marking pen.
Mom: That's kind of expensive. What do you do with it?
Me: Well, sometimes I transfer pattern markings.
Mom: That's what tailor's tacks are for.
Me: Well, sometimes I'm lazy.
Mom: . . .
Me: Another thing I do sometimes is mark the right side of the fabric.
Mom: You can just put a pin in it.
Me: Yeah, but then I'll get stuck by it.
Mom: I hope you at least used your 40% off coupon.
Of course, mom. You think I've learned nothing from you?
The shoes are a little different, I know, but remember I have foot issues. If you have hard to fit feet, TicTacToes are dance shoes that are made in the USA. They come in tons of colors and they aren't insanely expensive. Mine were a lucky find for just four dollars!