Tuesday, February 16, 2010

President's Day bargains

I promised I would not be buying patterns until I was done cutting the ones I already have on my collection. Well, I was tempted. How could I resist getting these three vintage patterns from an Etsy shop? I spent only ten dollars including the shipping cost.


I went to Joann yesterday to get some notions and Simplicity patterns were 5 for $5. So, I would like to make all these clothes for the summer. Now all I need is a bunch of fabrics.

I stopped at Michael's and got these flowers for 99 cents. I will use them to make baby headbands.

Now all I need is time. Wish I could find it on sale too!

7 comments:

JC said...

You got some really good deals. I love JoAnn's because (to me), they have the best sales! Everytime I say I'm not going to buy something sewing-related, I do. :-) Who can pass up a president's day sale? :-).

F. and J. said...

Hello~~
I am trying to make the same bloomers that you made. I can't figure out how to do the leg casings to work with elastics. Can you tell me how?

Thank you so much!!

Lizz M said...

To F. and J.,
It was hard to me too to put the elastic so I figure that I should try something else. I bought an elastic that looks like a cord. It is thin like a cord and it fits into a big plastic needle. So, I put the elastic thread into the needle and introduced it into the casing.

F. and J. said...

Hello Lizz
you method sounds a bit abstract to me! haha...I am the visual kind of learner. Any chance I can see a picture of your method? I am taking a sewing lesson today and I will see if I can find out how to do it the "pattern" way!!

Thank you!!

Joy

Lizz M said...

I don't have time to blog anymore the way I used to or to take pictures of past projects. I did four of these dresses and did it the pattern way and "my abstract way". I tried to help you but if you feel you can learn better at a sewing class go for it. I have two babies and seriously don't have time to be posting or answering beginners questions everytime someone request. I do my best to help.

F. and J. said...

Dear Lizz
Thank you for your reply. Sorry that my reply seems to get you the wrong way. :( sorry. Please don't get me wrong, I TOTALLY appreciate your reply! I am totally a beginner, that's why I was asking weird beginner questions. I just want to Thank You for answering the questions! Thank you so very much!
Hope to see more pictures in the future if you have time!

Joy

Lizz M said...

Hi F and J,
I am sorry for what I wrote. I have been moody lately because I don't get enough done with my sewing, I don't have time to blog, etc. You know that the house and babies come first. But really I don't take pictures of my projects when I am sewing because I don't do tutorials. My intention is to post some of my work and review patterns so other people can find information about it too. Happy sewing!