...Go ahead, I'll wait a minute for you. Now, relax and kick your feet up because I haven't posted in 10 days so you know this is going to be a long one (lol). All kidding aside for a moment, let me take a minute to say THANK YOU AGAIN to all who take the time to read my blog - ESPECIALLY to new followers. Seriously I get a little misty when I think about you, and I do not take your readership lightly.
Now for Eyewitness News at 6...
1) I finished the second pair of pants that match my 3 piece MINI WARDROBE CAPSULE (blogged about here), and I did wear them to work last Thursday.
I know I see wrinkles down the front leg too, but really they are not that bad at all. They did turn out just a little loose through the hip area, which is much better than them being to tight. I plan on going back in to tweak them just a bit. Overall, a nice wardrobe addition and they match both capsule tops perfectly. I'll give them a rating of 9 (with 10 being the highest) for wear-ability until I make the needed alteration. Fixing won't take but a minute...but that's what I say about EVERYTHING! (ha)
2) Look Mom, I made a new top!
|McCalls 6164 view A|
This pattern has hung on my inspiration board I guess since it first came out. I just didn't know how I'd like the Grecian draped sleeves. But I finally went ahead and made it up. Love this Joann's clearance table jersey - it's super drapey. Believe me the color is really bright for me being such a neutral person. But every now and then I need to break out of my norm to cheer everybody else up and wearing this today did just that.
I guess I JUST DON'T KNOW MY SIZE!, or this pattern just runs large. I made size LARGE and this thing swallowed me. Of course I used my bust size when determining the size to use, but I should have listened to Myra who made the same top and wished she had gone down a size too. I did take her advice about raising the neckline (I raised 1 1/2") which worked out nicely. Thanks to Lisa I pulled this book off the shelf
and tried a new neckline binding on this top - LOVE IT TOO! I know many of you already have this - I used the Single-Fold Binding for knit fabrics, pages 40-43. I was scared to interface this jersey so I tried it on a scrap first - no problem. I will be using this method again and again, but I'm kinda wonder how it would work using Steam-a-Seam rather than regular fusible interfacing. Mmmmm, I'll have to check that out.
Tonight I'll go in and take up the sleeve and the side seams on this top, but until I get that done, I'll need to rate this top a 7 on the wear-ability scale.
3) I love getting GOOD mail - you know the kind I mean... stuff you want!, not expected or unexpected bills and the like. This is what I call GOOD MAIL:
|Vogue 1242, 2767,1200, & 1025|
4) Ok, Ok I'm getting ready to close. Lastly, I hung this great picture in my sewing cave this weekend.
It sort of reminds me of this picture from Ballard Designs - Cost: $299.00.
I like mine better - cost: $10.00 at a Goodwill 1/2 price sale.
Ok, Ok, that all for this time. Thank you so much for reading....