I have been sewing quite a bit these days. I am even taking a sewing class on Wednesdays at the San Diego Continuing Ed. Our class is working on a lined trench coat with welt pockets and properly placed topstitching. This is perfect for me since I have yet to make welt pockets and my topstitching is far from perfect. lol. I am participating in Self-Stitched September. My goal is one self-made item a day, but also to only wear my self-made item once during the month. For this reason, I have been adding a fair amount of separates to my wardrobe this month. It's been fun actually. Once my little one falls to sleep, I get cracking. I am one of those people that need minimal sleep to function. The pants I posted in a previous post were started at 12:30 in the morning when I had to be at work at 7:30 am the next day.
Now this first skirt was actually started last year. It's a self-drafted skirt with a front pleat and red elastic waistband. I have a dream of one-day creating my own patterns for sale. I am not naturally gifted in this area, it will be a labor of love down the road. I am happy with how this came out and am thankful for Self-Stitched September as it was the only reason I dug it out of my drawer to wear on Saturday. I am pairing it with my Simplicity 2590 Cardi, which was a pretty popular pattern a while back.
Last night (again - after little girl was asleep) at around 11:00 pm I decided that I wanted a new outfit to wear to work with my new shoes. I recently purchased New Look 6875 which is a simple pattern of coordinates. I made the top and skirt in a flash. The material was purchased at the new Yardage Town off of Morena Blvd. It's pretty light-weight, so I'm sure I'll be using this outfit to weigh in at Weight Watchers when I'm looking to show some weight loss *grin*. I'm pairing the outfit with one of my infinity scarves, so you can't see the front gathers, but it is flattering for sure. After seeing the pictures, I may take the skirt in on the sides a bit. Other than that, it's perfect for me.
I am heading off to a trade show for work in Florida this week. Booo! While the trade show is a good one for work, this will be the first time Nilah and I will really be apart. I know she will have a bunch of fun with her Daddy, while I'm gone, but that doesn't really make me feel any better. Boooo! My only consolation is that I can wear dresses that zip up the back while I'm at the trade show. Some bright side, huh?
Labels: FO New Look 6875