This has been a strange series of weeks. Things not coming together, then them coming together, jobs, hoping, you know, life. I've felt like I haven't been able to take care of myself lately. It's strange, tiring. Perhaps it's the hot weather because this past weekend made me feel a lot better. That and watching The Golden Child again (love that movie).
I also had tremendous luck. Greyhound FINALLY sent me the money for my missing royal chrome settee. Oh, that's not it. I also finally, FINALLY found another couch frame! Squeeeee! I was thrilled when I found it, thrilled! It should be here sometime at the end of the month (non Greyhound shipping).
And as I wait for it with bated breath, I've been sewing.
And sewing requires new thread.
I've also been feeling like a slob lately. I've lost over 2" in the bust, and this transition size has required me to make new clothes. I now have practically an entire closet full of things that don't fit. I'm thinking of having a one day dress sale in my etsy store. I'll think about that.
I haven't been going out much because I do so love to be at home. I'm a homebody and I'm very good at keeping myself busy (I made sushi for the first time). I enjoy my own space and now that dancing is on the back burner, I have TONS more time at home and I'm honestly grateful.
Combine that and the hot wether and gong out is not my first option. I mostly roll out of bed, wash my face, brush my teeth pull on some jeans and a sweater and go to work. I have missed wearing my dresses. But then again, most of my dresses don't fit.
I've made this pattern five times now and I think I've perfected it.
I love piping.
This dress is a gray cotton with a cool 30s inspired pique. Because this dress is collarless, using piping to finish the edges is a super quick and lovely detail!
This dress is a plum cotton sateen with a white cotton accent.
The below dress is a great linen with a plum cotton accent. I even piped the waist,
something I've never done before. Now I don't need a belt!
On the two above dresses, I cut the front bodice pice mirrored. On this one below, I actually took in the right side of the bodice nearly 2" in the bust so I could decrease that front waistline/bust gather. A bit more work but it was a wise decision.
Because I have made this dress so many times I can now make it from cut to skirt hang in 6 hours.
I think this one so far is my favorite. I'm going to a cocktail party this weekend and I may wear it.
Just a few more touches on these three and they are all done. Onda is still modeling them, but now that they are not cut from the slopers I made, they drape kinda strange on her, especially beneath the arms.
I also got my house robe patten in the mail. Yay! I'll be working on that for MnM very shortly.
That's it on my end. Hope you all have a great day and geek out about getting new thread like I do!