This week end was bitter sweet,
I went to a silent auction where I was able to bid on a used but perfect pleater and take it home!
I am really excited about it, I am still learning how to use it.
Here is a picture of my new toy.
It came from a good home and was well taking care, its previous owner Sara was a fellow member of SAGA (smocking arts guild of America). Sadly it came in my possession after her unexpected passing.
While we sewed together, we always talked about her volunteer work in New Mexico, one of her passions.
And since I had lived there many years, we exchanged addresses on sewing, quilting stores and of course local restaurants! She was a wonderful lady.
I was also able to get some cool vintage costume patterns:
Apparently we had more in common!
I have a real weakness for costume patterns.
I do not sew too much for adults, except for unrealistic attires, nothing like a pirate outfit or a pseudo renaissance gown to get me going!
Of course I have made my share of little kids' outfits,
from princess to Jedi master to cowboy to ballerina...
I will keep you posted.