Thank you all you guys for your advice on the rotary cutter and cutting mat!
I bought myself a 45mm OLFA rotary cutter and 24" x 36" self healing OLFA rotary mat. I really wanted to get the A0 mat from eBay as suggested by TigerGirl but the shipping option didn't suit me :(
I also stumbled upon some gorgeous cotton sateen (surprise, surprise!) on sale! I love the print. Not sure what I will make with it yet. It will go into the stash until I find the perfect pattern.
|New fabric, rotary cutter and mat.|
I bought three new patterns this week from Club BMV, I got one from each pattern company. B5566 skirt, M5850 dress and V8603 skirt. The skirts will be perfect for work! I have been dying to make pencil skirts for work. The M5850 was the pattern I wanted to buy months ago but they didn't have my size. I want to use the M5850 strapless bodice for my next dressmaking class project.
I missed sewing class this week, so I am behind on my Simplicity 3222. I should do some catch up sewing of the darts and bodice this weekend.
I've been lazy, I haven't done any sewing since my V8511 'retro inspired dress'. I've already worn it twice since I made it - Sunday lunch and movies (I finally got around to seeing 21 Jump Street, funniest movie I have seen in a while!) and out for Friday night drinks and dinner. I love, love, love that dress!!
I have also joined in MMM'12. I'm starting to notice I only wear my favourite hand-mades. With this challenge, I hope to be open to wearing my other hand-mades. I'll have to wear repeat dresses but I will make an effort to accessorize well.
I'll do a round-up post at the end of May rather than daily or weekly posts.
'I, Neeno of Sew Me Love, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear at least one item made by me each day, minimum three times a week, for the duration of May 2012'