Does this happen to you? People find out that you sew and they know someone who "use to sew" and suddenly you have something like this on your basement floor.
Trust me, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth, I always graciously accept because gifted fabric has saved me on more than one occasion. For instance, when I lived in Ark, I didn't have enough money to buy fabric and I really, really needed a winter coat, someone gave me some brown corduroy which I took and made a wonderfully warm coat, I got so many compliments on that coat.
But honestly, what am I going to do with this pair of partially finished pants, I think this fabric would make a really cute summer top but I'm not going to try and take these pants apart, thankfully times aren't that tough lol. But kudos to Ms. Peggy for matching those plaids lol.
And when were these EVER in style.
This corduroy was gifted to me by someone from the knitting group and she warned me that it smelled like moth balls, and it did, it took two washings to get the smell out but I will keep this fabric cause you never know. The rest of it will be sorted through and I will donate what I don't think I'll ever use. Times like these remind me that I really need to work on keeping my stash to a minimum so I don't end up leaving a headache like this for my children when I'm too old to sew.
I wore my top today and I love it and so did a lot of other people.
These white capris were a pain, I had to tweak the fit because the pattern had front pleats and I didn't include them so the waistband didn't fit right, I used Mimi's trick and put elastic in the back of the waistband and that fixed the problem. Super comfortable and not too heavy, which I was concerned they might be since I lined them with the sports-weight twill.
Oh well, I just had to share my gifts, now on to other waiting projects.