Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Project Runway & QVC

I am not a QVC shopper. In fact I have never purchased anything from them. However I am a HUGE Project Runway fan, and have enjoyed every episode since season 1. I happen to be reading one of my favorite blogs yesterday Project Rungay and discovered season 1 winner Jay McCarroll was going to be introducing his first collection on QVC last night. Of course I had to tune in (I set my Tivo!) to see what his "creative" mind had come up with in RTW. I was pleasantly surprised to see a nice collection that included a few items I would actually wear. I loved the Checkerbox Topper Coat in gray and black, and the Silk Printed Tunic in the geometric print fabric. I was disappointed with Season 2 winner Chloe Dao's latest collection. Several of her styles were shapeless, and the colors in the collection were all over the place (IMO). Even the top she was wearing was baggy and not the most flattering style for her petite figure. To be objective I did go to the QVC site to view all of her items and her summer collection seemed slightly more stylish, than what I saw last night..
On the sewing front I am currently working on a summer top Simplicty 2962 that hopefully will be completed later today, and I will post pics. Maybe if I stayed off the blog sites I could get some sewing done..........

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July Fabric Sales

Damn these 4th of July fabric sales. Right now I have no time to sew, but I find time to shop and add to my rapidly growing stash. Joanne Fabrics was having a Vogue pattern sale $3.99 each. I love the Vogue styles, so I picked up a few. Also McCalls $1.99 each...
Than I went to my new favorite fabric store Fabric Warehouse. They were having a 40% off sale on all fabric. They have great quality knits there normally $4.00 a yard, BUT today 40% off (second photo). I also picked up 3 pieces of some silky/polyester type fabric (third photo) for under $2.00 a yard each. Well you know I can rationalize that for the price I just had to get them.......Happy 4th to all of you!