Our trip to Florida last week included a stop at the Japan Pavilion at Epcot in Disney World, and there I found some fun cotton fabrics to take home with me! They're not fat quarters but they're sold in small amounts. I had no idea you could buy fabric in Disney.
I should say, the bottom 3 fabrics are from Epcot and the top brown one is from Sew L.A. Fabric. I said I wasn't going to buy more fabric until I completed 5 projects, which I haven't, but I can't actually make a garment from these so I'll give myself a pass (and I was on vacation!).
I also bought this pretty sunglasses case at the Japan Pavilion. I love that store, the Mitsukoshi Department Store to be exact. The case was an early Christmas present from my aunt, and it goes nicely with the wallet I already have.
..."For a Feminine Height That's Fashion Right"...
In non-Disney news, I recently won this nifty Orco pin-it skirt marker off eBay! Super excited about this one, I've already put it to good use. I first heard about it through Sunni's blog, A Fashionable Stitch, and she made a good point of going for the (A) pin version rather than the chalk version and (B) the mini skirt length rather than the regular length. Her marker is a Singer but they look identical except for the label on the metal base.
|Chilling next to my future projects queue, the hem|
marker comes with a built-in pincushion!
I'm pretty sure I'll never make a mini skirt, but the nice thing about this one is that it also covers above-knee hems. It seems like earlier hem markers are suited more for tea length dresses, as was the style of the day. That won't be a typical length for me so I'm happy Sunni pointed that out, as I wouldn't have thought about it otherwise. See her cool "action" photos of how this thing works!
|Check out that hair!|
Apparently mine has never been used, so someone packaged it 40 years ago just for me ;) The nice thing is the little piece of cardboard and rubber band to hold the metal clamp in place is still there so I can keep it from hanging out when not in use.
Do you have one of these? It's good stuff, I tell ya!