Today I went to Home Depot in preparation for my next sewing project.
I was looking for something heavy to use as pattern weights, as suggested by so many fellow sewists.
I was immediately helped by an older gentleman who I explained to the purpose of my quest. He showed me the largest washers he had, but he wasn’t satisfied that I should use them. Instead he suggested I go to a fishing supply store and buy lead fishing weights, and fill a fabric pouch with those lead weights. That would be nice and heavy he said. Or bee-bees or metal pellets. And tie a little ribbon to close up a sack of them.
I thought it was a fabulous idea, but I wondered how much those weights would cost, and wouldn’t I need quite a few…? As I drove out of the parking lot and headed in the direction of Outdoor World, I thought to myself, you know what’s heavy? That tub of pennies that has been waiting for 2 1/2 years to be rolled and exchanged for dollar bills. You have a lot of heavy pennies at home.
So I went home and made little pouches which I filled with pennies.
I made six of these polka dot weights, and I can’t wait to try them out this week as I prep my toile.
I have two weeks to get a dress ready for my friends’ wedding at the end of the month.
If I mention it here, then I have to complete it on time, right? Well I hope this is motivation enough for me to get crackin!
I recently won this pattern from Miss Crayola Creepy’s giveaway, and though it’s a robe, I intend to wear it as a wrap around dress! I will use the short sleeve version and make it just past the knee in length. This will be my first venture using a retro pattern as well. Any suggestions on how to ensure it appears as a dress and not a house robe would be most welcome! I’m definitely leaving the frilly trim off the yoke, and it will all be cut from one fabric. Wish me luck!