... every Friday
is a GREAT Friday
! Happy Summer Solstice Friday to boot! Its been one of those weeks folks - I survived solely on sewing thoughts - not a stitch sewn - no projects in the works, nothing on the drawing board. Hopefully that will all change now that its FRIDAY
I originally got the "I've got to have Print Pants" notion last summer, but for some reason unbeknownst to me they never got made. But this year during my May pants fitting marathon I finally got around to making a pair. I liked them, they fit fine, BUT as it turned out I was a little timid about wearing them - some of you might understand my plight - I'm bold for my age, but not too
bold. I finally decided that THIS FRIDAY
would be the day that they got worn. I left myself no other alternative this morning - it was these pants or nothing, and I couldn't leave the house in nothing - right? I had a dickens of a time pairing them up with a matching top but finally choose a plain black tank...
Did they past the test drive? Yes they did (I'm glad to say)! Made from a Joann's stretch cotton satin originally intended for a sheath dress - they did not grow during the day so my fit remained stable. They are a nice length, comfortable through the hip area, and no gaping at the back waistband. They got a 100% from me, and student evaluation was all quite positive. I had shown them pictures of the pants previously and they kept asking when I was going to wear them - so there you go.
What's going to come out of the sewing room this weekend - I'm planning a Mini Maxi Marathon
. Maxi's are generally quick, and use at least 2 yards of knit fabric. MY MOTIVE
: I really need new and exciting knits! To justify the purchase I need to seriously decrease those already in my stash. No need of piling new knits on top of stashed knits. Besides, knits do no fold very well and take up so much fabric space. My baby Sister (Pat) requested a maxi back in January - and what my baby Sister wants she usually gets - from me that is. She might even send me a picture wearing it since she's a camera buff, who knows. Can't make for one and not the other, so there will be a maxi for my middle Sister (Brenda) as well - my Mother (Inell) would probably enjoy this years model too - not to mention I need a couple for myself. That could mean a deduction of at least 10 knit yards. I need to poke the relatives for measurements tonight because I feel the time is now. No measurements - No Maxi's. So they'd better find a tape measures real quick while the maxi motivation is high. Be on the lookout for maximized sewing results from me this weekend...