Monday, April 20, 2009

Rainy Day Finds

What's a girl to do on a rainy day but buy fabric! DH and I had errands to do today, and a stop at the local Jo's was on the list.

I got appropriate snaps for the jacket, so I can finish it up tomorrow. I bought a bolt of pattern tracing paper. I got a dark, stretch denim-50% off. And these:



There's a beige/black print tencel. I am going to make CJ Patterns Inset Jacket.


At a recent sewing club meeting, Christine Jonson presented a trunk show. I tried on this garment and loved it. It's a full, pleated, unlined jacket. The tencel fabric is drapey enough to work.





I also discovered a rayon/poly blend perfect for dress pants. It's black with a gray stripe. Also, I picked up a cotton knit. All fabrics were on sale. Of course, what's not on sale at Jo's?

I've been enjoying the nail polish posts of Shannon and Cidell. I love nail polish, hair products and make up. When I was a little girl, I had a red plastic purse, and in it I always had candy lipstick. It was smeared all over my mouth, and I thought I was so glamorous!

My daughter bought some fabulous make-up for me.


This is by Sephora. The case opens and there's eye shadows, blushes, lipsticks and brushes.

After all these years, things haven't changed! I still love my girly stuff! Thank you, DD.

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Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Perfect way to spend a rainy day.
What great make up colors.

Lori said...

Looks like you found some great fabric at Joann's. Can't wait to see all your garments.

Cindy said...

I wouldn't know where to start with all those color shadows! Have fun. Love the jacket pattern.

BeeBee said...

I love the make-up kits. I use to have a bunch of those back when you could get them at upscale department stores for $XX when you bought the perfume or whatever. I haven't seen one in years. How fun!

Rhoto said...

"I ADORE being a girl!!" Started with ruffly panties that I loved showing off (put your dress down!). STILL love ruffles, polka dots, Easter hats, ... ...
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Julia said...

I can't wait to see your jacket. That pattern is really nice.

j.kaori said...

Your daughter is so sweet! I've never been much of a makeup person, but those colors are really beautiful --- have fun!

Melissa Fehr Trade said...

ooh I really like that beige tencel print!

HeathersSphere said...

Fantastic stuff, Gwen! I'm looking forward to what creations you will sew up. Thanks to your darling daughter you can play dress-up and have palettes of fun. I hope you post a picture of you modeling the funnest colors from your Sephora kit!

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