While visiting family in Dallas a few months ago, I went to Soma and Chicos for my usual shopping spree and I purchased an impulse Ruana … See, isn’t it so tropical for my island climate? I agree, thank you.
So, after spending way too much on my impulse purchase, wondering if I will ever really wear it, I packed it away and brought it back to the islands. Well, it turns out, I do wear it and love the comfort. It also looks quite nice and fancy… Re-looking at this, I decided, how hard would this really be to make? Famous last words…
Ok, my husband is doing his usual dinner prep-did you hear that ladies? I am sooooo lucky, my husband actually loves to cook. Tonight was no different…. He decided that he wanted to cook under the influence. But really ladies, this is an every night occurrence, the husband cooking and him cooking under the influence! This gives me time to sew and quilt-again, I am sooooo lucky! He calls this dish “Left Over Roast Chicken Under The Influence with Oregano and Spinach Soup.”
Okay, so my husband wants to get to into the blog… He thinks I should post a picture of his project classic car to attract quilter’s husbands, and I told him to step away from the computer and stick to his “knitting” so to speak! Ha! Stay tuned for future posts!
Ok, back to me… a few days ago, I went to the fabric store… wait, clearly I DO NOT NEED TO GO INTO A FABRIC STORE FOR A VERY LONG TIME (I have ALL I really need)… Linda-focus! Okay… fine, but I wanted to get some fun things to give away on our blog. Oooops, I should probably be more discrete about that…
Ok, back to the story, I found two yards of 50% off fabric that was light and airy… sorry, I have no idea, if it is silk or otherwise, but it hangs so light and breezy… so for $11.00, yes, you “heard” right… $11.00. This may not seem like a deal to you but when you live on a island where everything comes by boat, we get excited about sales!!!
Ok, back to the story, I poured a drink and “dove” in. I just (I kinda measured, I kinda pinned, I kinda cut straight, and I kinda ironed the hem, not really, I didn’t even plug in the iron) kinda prepared the fabric. It actually turned out so lovely! Eva Bernina did me well but since it was my first time using this light and airy fabric, it took patience! It isn’t perfect, but no one is going to inspect it as I wear it and IT DOES look lovely!
Yes, Ella wanted to model it… are they both so lovely together!
Cheers! Linda, Clearly Sewing Under The Influence