My husband must have assumed that my sewing projects were on hiatus, and gave me his thoughts of how to spend my free time. None sewing-related. So he was a bit surprised last night when I mentioned that I'd just ordered several patterns.
"For whom?" He asked.
"Guess!" I answered.
"MEEEE?!" My eavesdropping daughter chirped.
"Nope. Well, one is for you, but I actually bought a men's shirt pattern!" I couldn't tell if the look on his face was surprise or horror.
McCall's sent me a $5 off coupon last week, so coupled with their current $1.88 sale, I couldn't keep myself away (even though I already own a dozen unopened patterns). However, in order to get the $5 off, I had to first have $10 in patterns. I ended the spree paying $14.95 in shipping and handling -- which is more than the merchandise. How does that work?
Several months ago I purchased the Craftsy class for making button-down shirts, which listed Kwik Sew patterns in the recommended supplies - my rationale for trolling yesterday - however, I didn't like any of the KS patterns, so I migrated to McCalls and then Vogue.
A button-down for me (I'm now worried that I already own this one - it looks so familiar):
For my daughter, some lace shorts. We recently saw a similar pair, and they were really cute. Perfect for a teenage girl's summer wardrobe.
|McCall's 6756 ("Fashion Star")|
In other news, I read that the SWAP deadline was extended to May 10. I don't think that's enough time for me to get back into the game, especially since I had a really hard time finding the right fabric for some of my slacks. I think my husband has other plans for me anyway.