Monday, June 7, 2010

SSS 2010 prep

In the works in the sewing department is Vogue 8184 view E. (The dress on the bottom right.)

I found some cotton in the clearance bin awhile back that was a pretty Hawaiin looking floral on a blue background and just HAD to have a dress made out of it.

As a stay at home mom, I really love dresses. They make getting ready in the mornings so simple and quick. It's nice to have something that you can just throw on and know that you will look great. It reminds me of that scene in It's a Wonderful Life when upon receiving a compliment from a group of gentlemen, the girl flips her hair and says with a twinkling in her eye, "Oh, this old thing? Why I only wear it when I don't care how I look!" Every woman needs an old-stand by like that that she can throw on when she doesn't feel like putting a ton of effort into getting ready that day. (Or if you are like me, you might need a few of those dresses.)

I haven't gotten much done on it in the last week because my husband had an unexpected four day weekend last week, so we took a spontaneous camping trip to the beach last weekend and now I'm trying to play catch up on the laundry and housework. You know how it is. I've got it all cut out, so hopefully today or tomorrow though I can start plugging away on it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

FO: leopard pencil skirt

Being the procrastinator that I am, I waited until two days before the show to start any actual sewing of this skirt and then had to rush to get it done that day because I knew that was the only time I had. As is the case in those situations, the skirt is far from perfect. You do NOT want to see the zipper or hem up close, let me assure you. Thanks to the print, though, you don't really notice the imperfections unless you are looking for them.


I'm not sure if I sewed the seam allowances a little bigger than last time, or if I've gained a few pounds (which would not surprise me at all with the way I've been eating lately), but the skirt is pretty snug in the waist. We had a two hour drive to get to the show and I had to unzip a bit just to be comfortable and less concerned about popping a seam! (File that under: You know you're wearing a wiggle skirt when...) My husband said I was setting myself up for failure with a skirt I couldn't really sit in and shoes that hurt my feet (mental note: get ball of the foot pads for these pronto!) but hey- I felt cute and that was all I really cared about. I'm going to have to spend a little more time at the gym before this skirt goes into my regular rotation of clothes, but it's worth it I think.

glasses- Vintageous
camisole- Express
skirt- Vogue 8604
shoes- Lucky Lou