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Destination Shopping: Fabric Mart Road Trip (upcoming)

Thank you for all delightful comments on my last garment, the blue and gold silk jersey dress. I’m flattered that you took the time to comment. It’s one of my new favorites and cemented as the best dress style for me bar none.

November is the month that keeps on giving because not only was I off for Election Day, had two days home for Hurricane Sandy, but  I’m off AGAIN this Monday for Veteran’s Day.  In honor of this federal holiday, Trena and I are driving up to Fabric Mart to go shopping. I’m looking for stuff to sew for Christmas gifts and she’s going to Mecca.

Are you in the Fabric Mart area? Have the day off and want to last-minute shop? Let us know and we can meet up!  Leave a comment here or email me at and we’ll coordinate. We’re planning to be there by 11:00 a.m. since it’s over an hour drive from Baltimore.

And because I don’t like pictureless posts, here are photos of two of the three project I have in progress. Both are cut out and sitting on my sewing table.


This shift dress from Burda

And, this cape from Vogue. When I started the cape during Hurricane Sandy, it was considerably warmer here. I’m not sure this will be completed this season!


My leopard print ruched dress is also done. I just need to get photos taken. Hopefully next week.