« Last post by CCL on Today at 02:24:40 PM »
AnnC, there were some pretty cool fabrics in that J.Crew sale... I had stocked up on a previous shirting sale so I mostly drooled at the new offerings and kept slapping my hand away from the Shopping Cart icon on the site. Can't wait to see what you make first!
SheriC, I think I had bought this fabric right before I met you at the Expo! I can't remember, did I pull it out of the bag and show it to you? How is your new machine working for you?
Kathryn, wow, coming from you, that's such a lovely compliment. I have miles to go in skill building, but I am working on it!
Robyn, have I thanked you recently for starting this thread? I went back and looked at PDiddley's shirt a month collection for her husband. The Shirt a Month threads have been incredibly helpful to me in trying to improve.
Karendee, I saw that RiverGum suggested bottling the essence of Karendee to sprinkle over nasty commenters on another site. I just want to bottle the essense of Karendee to sprinkle at the start of each day, not because of anything bad, but your comments just sparkle with joy and make me grateful.
Michael, thanks. This fabric actually reminded me of a couple of your makes! Let me know when you get to making trousers on your great suit sewing odyssey. I will join along! I am having to rethink the pattern I used for the first trial... BH is thinking he'd like a flat front and I have to adjust the size anyway. I am stalling.
LisaB-- I appreciate your encouragement so much. I think I want to start making shirts for me now. So I am going to be peppering you with questions about your gorgeous blue tailored shirt. I know upthread you mentioned all the work that went into getting that perfect fit, so I think that's holding me back somewhat.
Thanks again all, after I shared with Better Half all the discussions here about laundering, he's decided to do several of the shirts by hand and iron them. Even though heavily filtered, our well water has a lot of minerals in it, and over time can, shall I say, adjust the color of fabrics?