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Wear the wild things are - Butterick 5394 review

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Butterick 5394 Originally uploaded by Sharon Sews Now you know I just couldn't wait to get started on something sewn from the fabric purchased yesterday at SR Harris. So I did what most of you would do - choose the quickest and easiest project for some instant gratification. My version of Butterick 5394 , sewn using the one-yard of novelty knit. It's rather light weight, black and brown, with lots of fuzzy eyelashes scattered throughout. Makes for an interesting texture, but leaves quite a mess in the sewing studio. I suspect it will also leave behind remnants in my contacts when I wear the thing. The pattern is a Fashion Express design, and was cut out and sewn in approximately two hours. There really isn't much to say about the construction as it's simply two side seams, four raglan sleeve seams, a collar, machine stitched hems and two buttonholes and buttons. I was a bit concerned that wearing a tight collar over a turtleneck would be too warm, so I'm h

How to increase your fabric stash in 45 minutes or less

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We just got back in town from a little road trip to Branson, Lee's Summit and Kansas City, MO - the reason for the self-imposed blog/email/facebook break. ( By the way, not only was it refreshing to be unconnected, it forced me to not do any work while on vacation. ) With today still an official vacation day I decided it was time for my annual visit my favorite fabric warehouse, SR Harris . It's located in a business district in a non-descript building. From the outside it doesn't look too promising does it? But wait until you enter the doors. That's where you'll find rows of fabric and trims stacked on industrial strength shelving units. Here's the view from the end of one row. Here's the view moving back a few rows. You get giddy just wandering through the aisles, touching the fabrics and dreaming of the possibilities . With my husband sitting in the car waiting for me, I was on a time crunch. I headed straight for the apparel fabrics - in partic