New Mrs. Stylebook

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! It’s hard turning 27 for the sixth time, but I take it as a challange and succeed each year. My staff knows me well, there was a gift certificate to Michael’s / A Fabric Place on my desk when I came in yesterday.

I haven’t touched my sewing machine since last Wednesday. This is killing me! I’m going to a seder Saturday night, so hopefully I can make a little gift that morning. Oy vey.

Yes, yes, yes. I know I have yet to make anything from Mrs. Stylebook despite an arsenal of books to walk me through the process. But, that didn’t stop me from getting the latest edition over the weekend.

Which leads me to ask, maybe I should start a MSB Sloper Sew Along on Pattern Review? Or maybe someone who knows how to draft them could start one and I would be head cheerleader of that effort? Anyone? Anyone?

I like this edition for several reasons.

1. Making Navi. It’s fun to look at basic sewing technique descriptions in Japanese and guess what it means.

2. Simple frocks in this edition give me hope that I can make something.

3. Purses. There are about five different bags in this one. I am 100% in love with this bag! And, no fitting needed and it starts with a square. I think that I can manage.

Oh, and anyone know where I can find these Clover products in red? Even if it’s overseas? And while you’ve got your thinking hats on, where I can find the old pattern weights that look like donuts and have little feet or grippers on the bottom? Like the ones that Debbie Cook has (the yellow things).