Monday, August 24, 2009

Back To School Shopping

I'm going back to school.  I got a job!!  I am sooo excited.  I will be working two days a week in a local elementary school as a computer tech aide.  It is only a temp position, but I'm hoping that it's a "foot in the door" opportunity.  And if I'm putting my foot in the door won't I need new shoes?  And doesn't one always get new shoes when it's time to go back to school?  I know it was always my favorite part of back to school shopping.
I bought these red shoes in black too because they were so comfortable.  I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot of time on my feet.

I'm a sucker for fabric shoes.  These will go nicely with lots of black and gray that's in my closet.
How could I resist faux snakeskin and patent leather?
I also made a trip to the fabric store for this pattern while it was on sale.  Check out Christina's posts on this pattern here, here and here.  I couldn't resist giving it a try.  I bought a black lightweight knit from Joann's.
I also received the new Burda magazine over the weekend and I love, love, love this issue.  I purchased some denim for the jeans style trousers and this fabric for this jacket.
Now I'm off to straighten up my sewing room and get started tracing the patterns.  Stay tuned...


susan said...

what does BWOF stand for?
can't wait to see the top

Mary said...

BWOF stands for Burda World of Fashion. Now just called Burda, it is a sewing magazine from Germany that has patterns in it. I have only made one thing from it so far, but the latest issue has lots of things that interest me. The only drawback is you have to trace the pattern pieces off the pattern sheet and add seam allowances. Ugh!

susan said...

ah yes i remember it well
similar to folkwear
ask how many times i traced the wrong line