I added to my stress yesterday by sneaking in a little me time. I ran over to Jo Ann's for what I thought would be a quick trip to pick up my niece's birthday present and some "Pyjama" fabric. Two and a half hours later, I came home with satisfaction and frustration.
I am extremely satisfied that I got everything a twelve year old girl needs to begin sewing independently. I bought her a pair of Gingher dressmaker shears, a marking pen, tracing wheel, pins, a tomato cushion (everyone has to have at least one,) a rubber thimble, and an adorable sewing box that came with a few goodies. The fushia, leopard print, sewing box matched all of the fushia notions and came with a measuring tape, needle threader, pearl head pins, and threaded needles.
The frustration came with this great Lisette lawn fabric I bought for Karen's "Pyjama Challenge." I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures.
I don't know how I am going to wait until this weekend to get started! It was hard to find something I could imagine myself loving and being jammie-comfy in. I had lawn in mind but didn't think I would find it at JoAnn. The pattern she recommended was no longer in the Simplicity pattern book, so I chose McCalls 6249.
I am planning to make the capris and bought enough for the top. The ruffle on bottom is a bit young looking for me. The fabric is fun enough. I don't think I need the ruffle. The lawn will be perfect for the summer nights at my parent's house on the lake. I often have trouble sleeping in the heat. The button selection at JoAnn's has been seriously depleted (like all the other sewing offerings.) I decided that these simple, flat, green buttons would be good for a wild sleeper like me. Have you ever rolled over on a shank button? Ow!