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Best Laid Plans

The only sewing I got done today was on my Butterick 4919 UFO. It’s probably the last warm week of the year and I thought I should finish it up before moving on to my fall clothes. It just needed to be hemmed for the last month and I didn’t feel like it until this morning. Full review here.

I did wear the dress to work today. I had an event that ran two hours vs. the 30 mins I thought it would be. Then I picked up a friend and did a little shopping. And now I’ve got to clean up a little before going out to dinner. Pooh.

Also, I promised months ago to show you the outfit I had made for my mom in Ghana.


That is neither me or my mom modeling. It’s a friend of mine who borrowed it for an African benefit dinner. I did choose the fabric, but the design is all the seamstresses.

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I love buttons


This weekend I made a peach cobbler for six. There’s one serving left. Yes, I ate all of it. A friend asked me to save her a piece. I think I’m going to pretend I didn’t get that text message.

I also sorted through my $5 Fabric Mart bulk buttons. I have hundreds of plastic faux leather and white satin covered buttons. Other than that, I got a great basic set. I should never really need to get buttons again. Except…

I am so intrigued by the buttons that I ordered a second 4 lbs bag along with a cotton blend chocolate colored ripstop (#806599) to make the BWOF 8/2007 #111 cape in. I’m hoping this order will include more gem colored buttons.

As for Butterick 4919, I am happy to say it’s resting politely on a hanger waiting for the bias to fall. While I love the retro look, I’m not sure if it’s too long or not…. I’ll write a full review once I’m done with the detail work.

The fabric I used is from Fabric Mart and currently just $1.25 a yard. This means I just made a five yard dress for about $6. Love it.