Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Colette Patterns Fall Palette Challenge

Why not?

I love a challenge. And since I won't be doing "Self Stitched September" I might as well be getting my fall wardrobe on.

More to come....


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peer Pressure!

Peace Y’all,

I don’t usually fall victim to peer pressure but I’m going to just this 1 time….

Y’all are all posting your fall plans. And as sad as I am that the year is waning and the autumnal equinox will be upon us shortly, I suppose the time has come to make some plans. Phooey! Luckily in GA, my plans can come slow. This is what I’ve got planned so far…

Let me start with what I have….

I’m planning View B in denim

I am also planning to freestyle an A-line beige corduroy skirt to match an existing jacket.

I need to finish B5464.

I can wear this probably until after Thanksgiving.

I also have M5972 that I plan to do in an African print.

My plan includes wearing this with a sweater, belt and boots. And not the view with the ruffles! View B.

There is a black and white Simplicity tunic I’m working on. Well maybe working is the wrong word for it. The pattern is cut. I can still wear this when the weather begins to cool.

I have M5523

I’m planning to do a red skirt with that.

What I am adding to the mix for Fall/Winter sewing is



And I’m seriously lacking grown woman blouses. I hit the big “I ain’t telling.” I really need to come down off Old Navy tees at work. It ain’t cute no more. I'm thinking about the blouses with pouffy sleeves and pussy bows (love that phrase, heehee!!!!).

What I want for fall that I see in the magazines are: color blocked dresses in fuscia/black, and one in brown/cream. Something lacy, heeled oxfords in brown and heel black MaryJanes. Ohhh…. And some black riding boots for my bornday.

I have some blue pinstriped suiting. Not enough for a suit, but plenty for a skirt and matching beret. And I need something lace. Hmm….. Lace without looking slutty….. And I’m GOING to learn how to make gloves. I love gloves. I don’t know why I’m tripping. I just have to wait for a glove pattern to go on sale, but I want to do this freestyle. I must be crazy. I told y’all this peer pressure sucks….


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Sewing Room Bermuda Triangle


This is the end of my ironing board. It is the place where projects go to die. If something gets laid here, it is doomed to become a UFO. SMH. I don’t care what my intentions are. This is what happens.

My current UFOs are a baby quilt, a pink sleeveless B5464 blouse and a OOP Simplicity white dress. You do realize that it is almost Labor Day and I won’t get any wear out of said items? Well! I’m off Thursday, I’m always off on Fridays and I intend to work on my UFOs until they are wearable garments or a wadders.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Missing pieces of the wardrobe....


Do you know what? I am missing a HUGE chunk of my wardrobe. Oh, I have the basics, but what I don't have are certain incidentals. Let me explain.....

I don't have any lingerie/lounge wear. Now for the longest this wasn't a concern. I have been single a long time. My 1st husband died in 2003. It was a terrible experience that I still have to deal with and I suppose I will always have to deal with it. I didn't expect to ever think that I'd ever have another man and lo and behold I have one!. The God and I have been adding on for 2.5 years.

I was in my 20's with my 1st husband. You don't have to try in your 20's. Things just happen. But at my age, I recognize that maybe walking around butt nekid is not as hot as it one was. Also, I'm in a different place mentally (and physically). I want to feel prettier.... I need some new lingerie, damnit! And I'm not just talking for nice nice purposes. I want lounge wear and pretty slips and camis. I just want to O.D. on the girly factor.

So... I suppose... While I'm waiting for my mojo to kick in on fall sewing, I will patch over with some lingerie sewing. I already have robes. For some reason I have acquired a cute robe to wear in each season. I've had them for years and I checked them out. They are still in good condition.

Anybody have any suggestions?