Monday, April 18, 2011

Costume Progress Report

The skirt of the Shakespeare costume is beautiful! Daughter is holding it is much too long, but I won't hem it until it gets attached to the bodice. The bodice is in process. The next step is to decide on the trim.
Am I stressed about the dress? No, not really. Still, I have a stress reliever project started... I am making 8" red and white bow tie blocks. These are quick to cut and sew! I can do one at a time.
The bow tie blocks leave behind two half square triangles, which I am making into 5.5" bear paw blocks! Cool! Two blocks out of one cutting!

Just have to show this...17 yards of fabric! I found it at Goodwill, marked at $7.99. But it was a blue tag, and today was blue tag special....all blue tags are.....$1.29! Yep, 17 yards of a cotton fabric for $1.29. Un be lieve a ble.

Here is a close up of the fabric. It will be the perfect backing for one of the church graduation quilts, but that will use only 6 yards. That leaves 11 yards for me!

I think I will make some sort of stack and whack way off in the future...when the costume is finished as well as some UFOs!


Mrs. JP said...

The dress is going to be stunning. Love the bow ties blocks AND Wow, I'm gonna have to start hitting out good-will stores. You scored!
Happy Easter.

BubzRugz said...

Hi Julie,
I have popped by to thank you for you comment on my post at Sew We Quilt.... much appreciated.. and of course I just love that you got all that fabric at a bargain price....