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Birthday Fabrics

I can never ask for something for myself.  Even my birthday gifts are for other people, in a roundabout way.  Caring for my family makes me happy.  blakdove asked about the fabric I got and here it is.  The top is for Laurel--part of it is set aside for a pinafore.  The rest might go to overalls from The Children's Year.  The cream is for me, I think, to make a skirt.  I really need more than my basic knit cotton skirts, some pretty things.  The turquoise is for Willow for a dress, long-sleeved.  The blue, I think, will go for Willow and Laurel.  The red, which I bought, is for art smocks for the children that I've already cut out (also from The Children's Year).  There's a beautiful navy that's hard to see--my mother said I needed it for a skirt.  There's tan corduroy and some mid-weight denim for Roan for overalls.  So, my work is cut out for me, once I cut out all my work.

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( 8 trees — Plant a Forest )
Jul. 14th, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC)
All kinds of good crafting plans! I can *sort of* sew, but I really want to do better. I do have a machine. You know, I do similar things with my birthday or Christmas when asked what I would like! I will choose something like a craft book so I can make the children something, etc. : ) Like you say, it makes me happy! Only within the past couple of years have I been completely decadent and chosen a non-child-related gift! I look forward to seeing all of your projects come along : ) - Stacey
Jul. 15th, 2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
That gives me hope then. ;-)
Jul. 15th, 2015 01:26 am (UTC)
All very pretty! I just love that cream, especially, but all of it is the sort of fabric that I find appealing :)
Jul. 15th, 2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
It really grew on me as a I ironed it.
Jul. 16th, 2015 04:28 am (UTC)
Oh, and I'm also unable to ask anything for me. I ask for yarn (which has a 50% chance of becoming something for my kids, and a 49% chance of becoming a gift for someone), or something for the kitchen, which then ends up feeding everyone. And that's truly what I want.
Jul. 15th, 2015 03:52 am (UTC)
Growing up and well into my teens/early 20's I used to wear a lot of calico dresses and jumpers. Though the Laura Ingalls books lost their charm for me, I loved having Laura Ingalls dresses up until my mid-teens. I am almost certain that I've had dresses in both the light and the dark blue. The pattern of the top fabric looks familiar too - but I had it in a different set of colors, I think.

Your choices are all very pretty! :)

Edit: My comments about having those fabrics when I was in my teens was in excitement and a testament to their timelessness... it was not meant to be in an "oh my! they still have those fabrics?" sense. (Just thought I should clear that up. I know things don't always come throught clearly.)

Edited at 2015-07-15 05:49 pm (UTC)
Jul. 15th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
No worries. I used to have some really beautiful calico Gunni Sax that my mother both bought and sewed. Wonderful dress that are always in style with someone. :-)
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( 8 trees — Plant a Forest )

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