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Hey Y'all,

Had to share what I found at the wally world today.  ;)  I know, I know
either you love it or hate it, but I scored good stuff today!

Was rooting around looking for something interesting to make a top for DD
for her birthday.  (Could someone pluh-lease tell me how that child got to
be 15??????  lol  We won't go into the taller than Mom issue.)  Anyway,
found a really pretty fairly sheer poly.  Made to look like a silk crepe de
chine.  Black background, large light ivory flowers scattered across it.
Looks very vintage kimono except for the sheerness.  Going to make her a
hip length kimono out of it.  Black satin on the neck and sleeve edges.
(her grandmother gave her a similar thing in red and white a while back and
she Loves it!  Wears it with jeans and a white t-shirt.  Since she wears a
lot of black (DH and I refer to it as Goth-LIGHT.  lol  No kohl eyes, no
weird piercings and she does wear other colors) I figure this will go over
like gangbusters!  I figure it will look cute over her favorite black
t-shirt either with jeans or maybe Mom can swing time to make a skirt.  ;)
Oh, did I mention $1 per yard?  <G>

But the really cool score!!!!!  Also on the $1 table, some lovely shirtings.
Just a wee bit lighter than an oxford cloth.  Woven, not printed.  69" wide
(I measured since the bolt didn't say.)  One is a pale blue with a red
skinny stripe every 1" across.  The other is a blue/charcoal/white very
teeny stripe, the kind that almost looks like a plaid, but isn't.  The pale
blue burns 100% cotton!  Whoo hoo!!  The other burns hot like a cotton, but
then leaves a dark, harder ash.  So I'm guessing either 50/50 or 70/30
cotton/poly.  Whoo hoo!!!  Himself will be amazed.  ;)  I've been wanting
to perfect a shirt pattern for him for dress shirts for a while.  He has a
big, barrel chest but is only of average height.  So when we find shirts to
fit his chest, the sleeves are way too long, or they are so big around the
waist he looks "fluffy."  Nice shirtings are not easy to find though.  This
way I figure, if the shirts come out well, Marvelous.  If they come
out....well... less pleasing, I'm not out enough to get upset about.  

This is what happens when I've been being such a good girl and sewing down
my stash for a while. :)  The Fabric Fates see this and put good things in
my path.  lol

Knew y'all would whoo hoo right along with me.  lol

Sharon
---
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

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<Arm raised with clenched fist>  Whoooo hooooo!  You really did
score.

And I know you know this, but I'll share anyway (for the benefit
of newbies to the group):  once you have a shirt pattern
perfected for DH, copy if onto light weight non-woven
interfacing.  That's how I preserved my *finally* perfect shirt
pattern for my DH, and I used it for lots of shirts through the
years.  My DH was also hard to fit.  Very broad across the
shoulders/back, short arms, large neck.  So I started with a
commercial pattern and made adjustments until it was "just
right", then copied it.  This is one of the results:
http://home.comcast.net/~ickesb/wsb/html/view.cgi-photo.html--SiteID-2390645.html

Course, I had to make small additional alterations over the years
as his tummy protruded...  ;-)


Beverly




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My Alan has been working on reducing his slight excess, and is STILL
wearing a green plaid shirt I made for him over 20 years ago!  Now we
are on the hunt for some really nice plaid fabric to make another one
using that same pre-historic Burda pattern...

That shirt is beautiful, Beverly.  :)

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Congratulations, both on his reducing and your having made a
shirt he can still wear after 20 years.

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Thanks, Kate!  I made one like it each year for the start of ice
hockey season.  He chose the fabric, and knew how much to buy.
We had a (sorta) local Pendleton Mills outlet, and in over 30+
years we were never stuck for finding a gorgeous new wool plaid
each year.  ;-)

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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The green viscose & cotton mix of Alan's shirt is the 'cheap stuff' I
bought to test the pattern.  Unfortunately, the 'real' shirt, made from
a rather splendid Vyella, shrank and went to the charity shop a couple
of years after I made it...

I still have in my wardrobe my own dinosaur shirt: I made this rather
grand scarlet poly crepe de chine thing as a test piece when I bought my
new sewing machine rather than a wedding dress!  Well, the machine is
busted (though I still have it - can't bring myself to junk it), but the
shirt is going strong!  Silver wedding this summer!  :D

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Thanks for Whoo-hooing with me!!  :)  Thought you might like to see the
finished project.  Not the best pictures for showcasing the sewing, but
good enough.  ;)

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=o3492qh.ciwebohh&x=0&y=-pbr9hl


The butterfly on the tiara lights up.  She wore it and the kimono top to
school. She had a blast with both.  ;)  She was completely impressed with
the French seams on the kimono.  She said "this is gorgeous, because my
Mommy is just spiffy like that!"  ;) This is high praise indeed from a just
turned 15 year old.  lol  I was just tickled that she liked it so much.  

And DH was really pleased with his shirtings.  Well...Ok.  Really pleased
with the blue and black one.  But agreed that the blue with red stripe
would make a marvelous muslin fabric.  lol (this is pretty much what I
expected from him.)  

Sharon
---
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

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Great fun!  And she looks great in the kimono top.  :)
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Use it to test the shirt pattern...  You never know, it might turn out
like DH's green plaid - the one that just keeps going!

--
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Kate XXXXXX wrote:

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Thanks, Kate.  :)  

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lol  Yeah it very well could!!  Wouldn't that just serve himself right since
he made an "icky" face at the red striped stuff??  lol  Don't tick off the
Shirt Fates. They'll get you every time.  Bad shirt karma is hard to work
off!!!  heh heh

Sharon


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What a pretty girl, and obviously thrilled with her mom's creation...bet
she was the envy of all her friends!

Doreen in Alabama

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Thanks, Doreen.  ;)  The report was that her friends got a huge kick out of
the light up tiara (although what amused her more was the "weirdos" who
wanted to know WHAT she had on her head.  lol)  Her friends were really
impressed that I made the kimono the day before, and the it was "uber
cool."  I don't think I can ask for more than that.  heh heh

Sharon
---
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

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Very pretty, Sharon.  And I like the outfit, too.  ;-)

Beverly



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Thank you very much, Beverly.  Oh too!  That's the pattern I'm going to
start her on when we find some time.  I figured that would be super easy
sewing, and it is.  She wants to learn and I thought that would be a good
project to start her out with. :)

Sharon
---
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.


Re: Good SCORE today!!!
You can also make yourself a shirt from it, if it is too good to be a
muslin.  Just a thought!
Emily



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Hey, now there's a thought too!  I may make a shirt for DS too.  He LOVES
red.  So I know he would like that red stripe.  Only thing that might be a
challenge is getting him to wear something that isn't a hoodie sweatshirt.
lol  Ah well...  

Sharon
---
Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.

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Sounds like my DH, I talked him into buying a Cape Cod hoodie last fall
and now I can't get it off his back. It got to be a guy thing,
Juno

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Summer is coming and maybe the hoodie shirt will get too warm.  I noticed
last year DGD, age 21, had one tied around her waist during the day, even
playing the piano, and she lives in FL.
Emily



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The last few days, we've started out early in sweatshirts, changed to
long sleeved tees mid morning and short sleeves after lunch.  Beautiful
weather here during the past week.

It'll get chilly again, though, just as soon as our first hummingbirds
arrive...never fails.

Doreen in Alabama

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Where are you in AL, Doreen?  I had an e-mail recently saying my relatives
in Enterprise were fine.  This is where my paternal DGM grew up.  There are
lots of relatives in the area.
Emily



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Emily,

My dad grew up in Enterprise!  But it's in the southern part of the
state, and I'm in the extreme NW corner...actually only 3 miles from the
AL/TN line, and not too much further away from the AL/MS line to the west.

I'm glad your relatives weren't hurt in the storm.

Doreen in Alabama

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Oh, Sharon, these teens just love something different from friends, but that
fits in with the looks of the day, don't they?.
It is hard to believe she is 15 already, till I think of my youngest, DGD is
8 and youngest DGS will be 16 next month.  Time has a way of fleeing.
Emily



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