2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

January 7, 2013

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOUR CAMERA...

...but all of a sudden the one I'm using is adding ten pounds to my frame.  I promise I didn't overeat during the the holidays!!!  Didn't even make the pineapple upside comfort cake I had planned.  It's all my camera's fault.  Anyhow, on with my sewing project report.

Seriously, I didn't just all of a sudden plan to make this deep chocolate ponte roma skirt, I actually envisioned it as part of my wardrobe, and on my body.  So, it had to come to pass.

 I used McCall's 6654 knit skirt pattern for this one too. I underlined it although afterwards found that I really could have gotten away without it.  Strange thing about this ponte roma, the weights differ - solids are a bit heftier than the prints.   I needed something brown in my closet as I'm still wearing black too often.  I heart this skirt, especially paired with my silver pink sweater (that was actually printed on the label, although one of my students called it petal pink) that I got on sale after Christmas.  Pink and brown should definitely be married - don't you think?
The Birthday Girl wanted in on the photo shoot - rightly deserved because after all it was her day.  Isn't she cute with her little tiara?
Then I had to get one of the the rest of the second block bunch as well.  Never mind we also had to take a test today.



33 comments:

  1. I love your job! and your blog :)

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  2. Cameras are devious little thangs! You're outfit looks great!

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  3. My camera adds far more than ten pounds to me, it is one of my great annoyances in life that my mirror and my camera can not agree on how I look. 8-)

    Your outfit is lovely, love the pink and brown on you.

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  4. It was my first teaching day today too (High School Home Ec)...as tired as I am at the end of it, it was nice to see the kids back and gearing up for end of term. I love your top/skirt combo - looks awesome!

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    1. Jodie I use to dream of being a Home Ec Teacher. Do you teach sewing too? Thank you for the nice comment on my outfit.

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  5. You're still looking mighty fine to me, Faye! I love pink and brown together and that particular shade really suits you. I can't wear that pink as it washes me out with my hair being pale at the moment, but I really like it.

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  6. I love pink and brown, also turquoise and brown!
    Your skirt is great!
    and your job looks like fun!

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    1. Yes, I agree Kyle, turquoise and brown make a great pair too.

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    2. P.S. My job is fun!

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  7. I know what you mean about the camera! I just shook my head in pity at the last pics I posted (b'day pics). Even though I've lost some weight in recent months, I can't tell. I ate about 80% clean and gained a couple of pounds. Nice outfit as usual. :-)

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  8. I love the brown/pink combo and of course this is a wonderful new skirt! You've really caught skirt fever because you have quite a few beauties!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. Yes, it's definitely skirt fever.

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  9. Cute skirt, Faye, and a nice bunch of second block kids. The pink and brown does look good together.

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  10. I truly think there needs to be an app on the camera that takes ten pounds off! Both my daughter (who is a string bean) and I think that the camera adds weight.

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    1. If we could develop that slim app for the camera we could get rich Angela.

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  11. Love the skirt, also the pink/brown combo. I have some chocolate brown ponte di roma in the stash, quite a heavy weight, and I'm gonna make me some pants. Pull-on, elastic waist, slim legs. I'm just not seeing it at the moment with all this heat we are blessed (?) with here down-under.

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    1. I've been contemplating making pats from ponte roma too Pam. Be sure and let me know how yours turn out.

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    1. Yes, one of my favorite pairings.

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  13. I bet you're such a fun teacher. Lucky students! I also love pink and brown together, and you wear it very well!

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    1. Uta I find that I HAVE TO add a little fun into it while still keeping up with my curriculum. I have being bored and don't want to bore the kids either.

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  14. great look and I'm sure you will make this skirt again.

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    1. Yes, I'm actually planning two more Toy!

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  15. My camara is doing the same thing!!!!!!

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    1. We need new camera's don't we Lynne!

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  16. Pink and brown look great together. Love the skirt. Everyone looks so happy. It must be contagious.

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  17. I agree with Lisa H. Pink and brown are great together. Girl, I think my camera has mysteriously added 20 pounds. Lol I didn't over eat either.

    The b-day lady is adorable and you have a beautiful class of young ladies.

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  18. I enjoy how much your students clearly love you. And I've enjoyed catching up to your after Christmas posts. I'm going to get myself caught up soon, I really will. Your outfits are inspiring!

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