I've been taken by the sewing bug a little bit again. I think if I organized my sewing room a little better I would find my time spent there much more enjoyable. I'll have to get on that...
There's a website called Sew Weekly that I frequent for inspiration. I am in awe of those women cranking out a new project a week! Let alone keeping it within the theme! I was thinking about it and wondering if I could sew weekly. I look back through my All Sewn Up albums and see that some years are more productive than others. I think this year could be a good one. I mean, I've sewn up a few things so far (and neglected to blog and/or photolog them) that have turned out well.
Like today, I was wearing 2 pieces I completed. TOGETHER! I didn't complete them together, I just happened to be wearing them at the same time. You knew that, didn't you?
The top is Vogue V7998 in white linen. I think this may be the third blouse I've made from this pattern. Love it and the fit and the simplicity of it. No facings! No plackets! I just keep adjusting the length of it to get a different look. This was an abandoned project down in the sewing room. I don't know why it was abandoned but now it is complete!
The skirt is something I whipped up on the morning of our company golf tourney when I realized I don't own a pair of shorts. I knew there was no way in hell I could whip up a pair of shorts but a skirt? Hell, yeah! After 90 minutes of tracing, cutting, sewing, pressing and handstitching I had a perfect sport skirt! Even better was the fabric I made it out of came from my scraps pile! Some fabric my sister had brought over an we made he a skirt from. Nice mid grey with a little stretch. Awesome! As you can see it's perfect for work too!
Finally, I found out what a best friend is.
A best friend is one who, after she buys some awesome boots you totally envy, goes on your local craigslist and finds you the same boots, used, for half price!