06 November 2008 @ 10:24 pm
Oh, shit.  
So, given how happy looking at my dressmaker's dummy is making me, with it all decked out in silk faille taffeta, I went looking for the 3/4 yard of fabric I had left. AND I COULD NOT FIND IT. Minor panic ensued. And then I remembered -- during the flood this summer, I threw out most of what was in my scrap box, because it was in the basement and it got moldy. All the fabric I had saved to make false sleeves and a plastron is gone.

*weeps*

What I'm wondering is if anyone on my friends list happened to purchase that same magenta silk faille when it was on Fashion Fabrics Club, and if they have any substantial scraps I can buy from them. Alternatively, does anyone know of any examples of a similar dress with contrasting sleeves and plastron? And what the hell color matches magenta?

In the course of this investigation, I also discovered that a wool shawl I knit (garter stitch triangle, picot bind-off) is full of moth egg cases. UGH. This makes me more sad than the silk faille, because as simple as it was, that shawl represented at least 12 hours of work, and the silk faille was maybe $8 worth. So, tomorrow, the shawl gets sent through the wash on hot. It's superwash. If it gets felted, then the cat has something new to sleep on.

NaNo advances apace. I'm a little bit behind, which really means I am not advancing apace. I do have that stuff I wrote previously that I was planning on using to give myself Thanksgiving off, but I guess that won't happen!

ETA: Ugh, you guys, you know what? I told myself I was saving money for Christmas presents, and if I don't have the budget to buy yarn, then I don't have the budget to buy fabric either. I will just have to look through my stash and keep my eyes open for something that will coordinate.
 
 
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[identity profile] koshka-the-cat.livejournal.com on November 7th, 2008 05:41 am (UTC)
I have the fabric. I bought 16 1/2 yards, I think. I'm not done using it--I'm still making a day bodice for the above dress--but how much do you need? It doesn't sound like much, and I probably will have enough. Let me know!
ext_46111[identity profile] msmcknittington.livejournal.com on November 7th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
I need like a yard, and that's it. I'm going to end up trimming enough off the skirt in the front for new sleeve caps, but it won't be long enough for a plastron or sleeves.
[identity profile] koshka-the-cat.livejournal.com on November 7th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC)
I think I can handle a yard :)

either pm me your address or email it to koshka@koshka-the-cat.com :)

ext_46111[identity profile] msmcknittington.livejournal.com on November 7th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Oh, Katherine! You goddess!

Let me know what shipping is and I will reimburse you for that happily.
[identity profile] koshka-the-cat.livejournal.com on November 7th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
And moths--ugh! I have no idea what type of moths I've been infested with. Funny looking little larvae and holes in wool and them turning up in random, weird spots is all I know. Bah. The problem seems to be mostly solved, at least...
ext_46111[identity profile] msmcknittington.livejournal.com on November 7th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
I don't know what kind these are either, since they only left the cases/cocoons behind. I haven't seen any holes in the shawl, but I sort of flung it violently away from myself when I noticed all the moth crud on it.

I had the shawl packed away with lavender, too, so it's doubly frustrating. Moths that are immune to lavender! Agh!
[identity profile] koshka-the-cat.livejournal.com on November 7th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
I get them in my antique sewing machine from time to time. So I put lavender sachets in the case. I found two bodies on the sachets. That was lovely, really...