Tuesday, October 09, 2012
KCWC: An inauspicious beginning
As part of my KCWC, I went to Joanns to buy some red corduroy fabric for Cate's Little Red Halloween costume. I was looking for plain old red. You know. The color red you'd get in a box of eight crayons. They did not have regular ole red corduroy. The best they had was a brick red. You could purchase fuschia corduroy or sparkly purple corduroy, but plain old red corduroy was no where to be found. I then wandered the aisles trying to become inspired by some other bright red fabric, but the only one I found that was remotely acceptable was a bright red wool. It was beautiful, but I'm not going to go through the hassle of preshrinking wool for a cape my baby daughter will likely wear for one season.
I spent well over an hour at the fabric store trying to find acceptable fabric and I am counting that time for the challenge. Then, I came home and fought with my computer to print the Big Butt Baby Pants pattern pieces for another half hour. I'm not sure why my computer was refusing to print pages 14-16 and instead sending out sheets of blank paper. I finally gave up and went to bed.
This evening, I went to the superbuzzy website to see if they had bright red corduroy and, if not, at least order the lining fabric and trim. But the website is down for maintenance. So, I have tried printing the BBBpants pattern again. I suppose I should go see if the printer has decided to print them out tonight. If you hear screams of rage and anguish from the SF Bay area, you'll know who they are coming from.