If you’re anywhere near a Hancock Fabrics, you have GOT to go!!! For the first time ever (and they point that out!) the Kwik Sew patterns are 20% off!! Since I’m saving money for the out of pocket expenses associated with closing on a house, I used some restraint and bought just 3:
My apologies for not being able to format this right. Anyway, Since we live in Florida and my daughter loves to swim, I thought the swimsuit pattern would be a good investment. The strapless top I thought would be good for summer and if I actually go out. And the bra- self explanatory! SO sick of RTW bras not fitting right, or trying to find a large size that doesn’t have padding! Back in the day when I barely weighed 105 pounds, I needed that padding, but now I’ve got enough of my own! I’ve got a few bra notions, so I’ll see how it goes. I’ve gotta find some sources. I really like the bra kits that Summerset makes. I find Sew Sassy’s website so user-unfriendly that I avoid it.
This past Saturday, my cousin and her best friend, who were visiting from chilly Wisconsin, and I all went to Miami to do some shopping and sightseeing. I stood in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time (too cold to swim!), bought some underwear at American Apparel to clone, and bought a few cuts at Fabrics for Less. It was a tiny shop and didn’t have much beyond special occasion and suiting fabrics, but I did find some knits, a remnant of stretch lace, and some pink shirting. It was all $2/yd, so it was worth a trip.
In house news, I think I’m going to put in an offer on a villa I looked at. It’s much smaller than my current home, but I am inspired by people who happily live in small, urban spaces, and saving money on utilities is also great.
Gross. One of my cats just barfed, which reminds me how much I liked the laminate and tile floors the place had.