06 November 2008 @ 10:24 pm
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.


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.
Current Music: Goodnight and Go -- Imogen Heap
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