2/11/08: ETA another RTW item that I hemmed this weekend.
No "real" sewing this weekend, although I spent plenty of time in the sewing room. I faced my nemesis, hemming of RTW, by working on 3 pairs of black pants. You see, I'm 5'4" but petite pants are too short on me. I've got to buy regulars and shorten them. Ugggghhhhh. Since I dread the task, I put it off as long as possible, so 2 pairs have been waiting in the queue for quite some time. Fortunately, they still fit. Oops, and forgot to mention I also hemmed up a gored skirt--serged the cut edge, pressed it up, and made a narrow machine hem. Great, I have more clothes for work!
I also picked up the latest Burda WOF, the one that Mardel featured on her blog. I just fell in love with the green twist front dress. Apparently, there is only one place in Albuquerque that sells this magazine, and I bought one of the last two in the store. That's just incredible to me. Oh, and that place is Page One Books.
My steam generator iron died this week after almost 7 years of service, so I did my first-ever foray into eBay. A new one is heading its way to me from New Jersey. Fingers are crossed that all goes well.