This morning, J17 and I ventured out to the fabric store for their big holiday weekend shopping extravaganza. Whew! I've had my fill of crowds for the year. Who would have thought that the fabric store would have been such a hotspot for shopping. Of course, maybe it's a sign of the times that more people are doing handmade holidays this year. I saw a LOT of fleece go through the cutting lines. We stood in line for probably 35 minutes to get to the cutting table. But we got some awesome deals. I went today because they had quilting cottons for $1.99. I wasn't too impressed with the selection but I got a couple for future use. And they had $.99 patterns again so J17 picked up a few. And I got fabric for a gift for V. I don't really have hope that I'll be able to get it done in time for the holidays but you never know.
We have had the pattern for years and years (probably 25!) but I've never made it:
We selected fabric:
We came home and I spent part of the afternoon organizing the sewing room- well, at least more than it has been, considering that the room isn't even finished!
But on to the dreams of empire!! J17 and V seem to think that this is a viable idea, although I still doubt my skill to pull it off.
J17, and, to some extent, I have been fans of Steampunk- the neo-Victorian fun fashion. To that end, we have, over time, purchased numerous dress, corset, shirt and jacket patterns. I hope to open an Etsy shop, starting with wall art/quilts with a steampunk theme. And a few other things thrown in as well (Maybe some Celtic knotwork pieces). With the possibility of branching out into custom Steampunk and/or cosplay clothing. If I can market right, I may have a side job... not that I don't like my job, I'd just like something a little different on the side.
Opinions... ideas... words of warning....?? Am I totally crazy??