Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Dress will now be a Top, and Pure Barre!

Well, I figured my MIL bought the purple fabric in Joann, since that's all they have in Pensacola, so I headed there to try and find some extra to complete the dress. But what is this?

It's called flannel-back satin - have you ever heard of such?!

What a cozy dress that would make in the winter! Wonder what you really do with it? I also found this blue cotton print on the clearance aisle and grabbed it to make a blouse or something.

And I DID find a purple fabric that I thought was close enough to work, but when I got it home I realized the floral stuff is lighter purple than I thought. Oh well....

So I'll have to go with a shirt. I tried to get creative by laying it out on the bias, but I didn't want the center front seam, so I chickened out and cut straight grain. We'll see how it goes.

And now for my NEWEST obsession...ever heard of Pure Barre? A co-worker told me about it, and I decided yesterday that I'm tired of sitting around complaining about my gut getting larger. Now that the boys are back in school, I have a little time in the afternoon to do something, and you can only sew so much. I went to the first class yesterday, and I would totally have done it again today if I wasn't so busy in clinic. The lights are low, the music is loud, and everybody's concentrating on their own muscles. It was 55 minutes of intense Pilates-type moves with some yoga and ballet stuff thrown in there (thus the name), and I came out feeling great. I'm doing something healthy for myself - hooray! Okay, now back to sewing....

7 comments:

gwensews said...

That flannel backed satin makes wonderful pajama pants. They would feel wonderful after your exercises!

Sister said...

Ooh - pajamas - excellent idea!

RobbieK said...

I do Liquid Pilates, like it sounds, it's done in the pool. Love it! Gotten into water jogging, too.

Sister said...

That sounds like fun Robbie - no sweating! (As opposed to the rivers of sweat I dealt with in my first class - but maybe that gets better.)

Liba said...

I hope it's cheaper in Mobile! The Pure Barre places here are horridly expensive!

Sister said...

Well, I got the first class free and my first month is $99 as a new client....may be time to look into the DVD!

Sister said...

But that's unlimited classes for a month, so I need to take advantage...