I had the shock of my life the other day when my 2 DD's brought up the possibility of them sharing a room so I could have a 'study' (hmmm.... I'm sure my sewing desk would fit in too...). I'm keen to get that done before they change their minds. I've wanted a
And just for something slightly more sewing oriented:
I saw this in the shop window of a local 'designer' the other night. (I'm guessing I looked totally ridiculous standing outside in the dark with my cellphone, trying to get the best pic. Naturally, the owner of the shop next door came out as I was taking it. Ooops. LOL.)
This is 'my' lace - the second blue one. I'm sure I could find the pattern for this if I don't already have one, although I don't know about the length. I think I'd go for longish hip or shorter.
I was interested to see she'd used the selvedges for the edges of the fronts and the sleeve cuffs, and overlocked around the hem. The neckline and tie were a velvet ribbon sewn on with a straight stitch to the raw edge of the lace and in places you could see the messy unfinished edge. I'm sure it would peek out as you wore it. I looked at it and thought "I can do better than that!" I haven't been in to see how much she's charging but knowing other prices in there, I'm guessing around the $120 - 170 plus mark? Oh, and I caught a glimpse of what looked like my purple lace hanging on a rack further back in the shop as a sleeveless dress length. Unfortunately I couldn't get a good look at that. So, that's another few ideas of what I can do with my lace(s).