At 4:00 am this morning, there was this fabric calling me, from Fabricland. I had looked at it at least 3 times during the last 2 weeks, but didn’t know what I would do with it; And (early) this morning, it came to me. It wanted to be the little fitted jacket and 1/2-circle skirt from the vintage (1970′s?) Burda pattern that I procured for .50 from my favourite MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) Thrift Shop a week ago. I also decided, at about 5:00 am, that it could also be a pair of pants and a vest (see Ellen & Franzi, from Burda style). So, this afternoon, after sorting costumes and accessories for the historic house museum I am involved with, I went and purchased 6m., at 50% off regular price, of some wool-acrylic blend in a rich mid-brown, with a nice drape. And, also, a dark-olive-green sheer w/ a vertical woven stripe (100% polyester), which wants to be a softly draped, bow-tie-necked blouse (for which I don’t, yet, have a pattern). Now, I have a more-than-adequate fabric stash, enough patterns, notions etc. so I have no excuse. I have to start, by cutting out those capris.
But not tonight. It is 10pm and our traditional ‘Friday at 5:00′ guests have gone home, and after wine, cheese, crackers, pickles, olives and home-baked country ham, I am ready for bed. Tomorrow is another day, and since this is ‘Next Year Country’, I think I will start tomorrow on cutting out my first major project. (After we go to the Farmer’s Market in the morning).