I go through phases with sewing for other people. Sometimes I don't mind but mostly I just like to sew for myself. But I do love giving handmade gifts. It's just more personal in my opinion. I mentioned last week that husband was consecrated a Bishop and I really wanted to MAKE him something.
I knew any of his robes/vestments was out of the question as I've not done any of that before. I thought about making a jewelry roll but he found a travel jewelry case online that he really liked so I left that alone.
Then it occurred to me that none of our garment bags would be long enough for him to carry his vestments. So I asked him how he intended to carry his robes (the service was two hours away so we had to travel). He said he was going to order a bag from Murphy's. So I went to murphy's website and looked at their bag dimensions. The bags they sell are pretty generic. I looked on Etsy because you can always find good inspiration there. I was mostly looking for the type of fabric to use. Then I visited Joann to be sure I could find the right supplies locally.
Armed with info I went to husband and said "So I was thinking...".
08 July 2014
I've really been trying to sew from my stash but every once and again, you see an inspiration pic and get distracted by shiny objects. I kept seeing these amazing border print dresses and I just had to have one. So ordered two yards of this yummy print from Fabrics and Trimmings on Etsy.
07 July 2014
I'm alive. And I've been sewing. Boy have I been sewing! Just haven't found much time for blogging. Three weeks ago, my husband was consecrated a bishop. We've known about this for quite some time and were told that everyone was to wear white. One wouldn't think it would be so difficult to find a QUALITY white fabric. UGH! Boy was I wrong. I scoured the web. I ordered swatches. I was certain I would find something at the Sewing Expo in March from Vogue Fabrics. Nada. There was tons of off-white/ivory to be had. But husband was adamant that it should be pure white. Finally with a week and a half before the event I reluctantly had to commit to what I could find locally - a white duchess satin from the bridal section at Joann.