This Star Trek original series cotton pattern was probably made for pajamas, but they work well for tennis shorts… and some pretty interesting tennis shorts at that. 🙂
My Nawlins Fabric Shopping Trip
I just got back from a fantastic vacation in Nawlins (New Orleans) where I spent 2 weeks with my Parents in their life to see what their life was like there, not zipping around, doing crazy things and such Nawlins is infamous for. Of course, I did a little fabric shopping while there. Being a bit out in the suburbs, I wasn’t close to a lot of fabric stores except Hancock Fabrics and the fabric sections in several Wal-mart stores. Yet, this was great because they had what I was looking for, which was a lot of licenced “geek” themed fabrics at affordable prices not found in Canada… or at least in Halifax where I live. As a result of all that, my fabric shopping haul this time probably won’t interest too many of my lady friends in the Atlantic Sewing Guild. Click to enlarge the thumbnails below to see in more detail. Please note I took pics of some out below a meshed patio cover so that there are shadows in the pictures. Those dark lines are not part of the print!
Introducing the Fundershirt
It’s a horrible name, but I like it! It has nothing to do with funders, and it’s not really a shirt, but it rhymes with thunder, and that sounds good to me!
The MISSIE Dress
I belong to the Atlantic Sewing Guild. Last year, they had a mentoring program where members were matched between mentor and student pending on who wanted to learn certain things, and who could and would be willing to teach it. One thing I knew I needed to learn was how to bust fit garments for women. I didn’t want to be limited to making dresses only of pattern sizing, or be helpless when even that doesn’t work well. Mary Baxter of the Guild was very kind to step up to teach me and here is the result!
Tone or Big Bold Prints and My Fashion Philosophy
This post elaborates on the fourth of ten elements of my fashion philosophy, which is if I were caught on security camera, there’d be no trouble describing me.