Now, about the fabric…Pendleton Woolen Mills is celebrating a centennial, too! Along with L.L.Bean, they pointed out. 😉 Their Washougal Outlet store had beautiful seconds on fabric, plaids, tropical weight solids, coatings.
So, Road Trip!!
I got 3 pieces of tropical weight wool, perfect for a suit, this skirt, a pattern we haven’t seen yet?
They ran $3.99 a yard, 58″ width, two with a teensy bit of Lycra. I splurged and got plenty since I didn’t have any patterns yet. Flaws I could see looked like a minor pucker -no, really more like a whimper- in the selvedge, which I wouldn’t be using anyway. Another had a tiny crease a couple of inches up from one edge, running the length of the piece. I’ll cut around it.
These three pieces are all light-weight. You can see the pucker the clerk mentioned by their tape on the selvedge on the left. It looks like a sharkskin, begs for some
Mad Men styling. The middle piece has a sophisticated gabardine weave, looks more Navy. The red to the right actually looks more maroon and is calmer than it seems here.
There was a plaid on the shelf that looked like it needs to be made into the suit that Toby, a pattern wizard is transcribing from the photo I posted earlier. This cost more. I’ll cross my fingers that something like it will be on the shelf if I need it.
Okay, fellow sewers, anybody still doing Heirloom sewing? I am counting on getting a pretty shirtwaist pattern with insertions. Where do you get lace? I want some nice insertion lace. One of my 1912 Group recommended Pacific Fabrics in Bellevue, WA. Not what I wanted, but very helpful, suggested I look for…
Next, on to the pattern!