October 11, 2011 § 6 Comments
This is a shirt I sewed this summer and just now got around to posting it. I’m particularly fond of racer back tanks, and I was so proud of myself for sewing a knit (stretchy and woven) garment and having it be wearable in public (not just to sleep in).
This is a shirt I sewed three days ago…It’sn Lisette pattern number 2245, and I really like it. I just need a pair of slim cigarette pants or something to wear with it b/c it’s a boxy shirt (I love that about it, but it needs some slim accompaniment). Linen Fabric with a bit of metallic sheen. Vintage button. Photos by my 4-year-old and therefore a bit dark and fuzzy!
And these two skirts are the same pattern, Lisette number 2211, and came together really quickly. I really like the pattern and went on a bit of a sewing binge, sewing them back to back in a span of 24 hours. The first is a nice stretchy denim and the second a fine wale corduroy in a color that reminds me of butternut squash and nutmeg! Fall.
I have several more things I’m wanting to sew, but need to stop neglecting my house for a few days (toilets, laundry,clutter, hello!). I was sent a link to this project by my daughter’s awesome, first grade teacher (Hi Miss Lewis!!!) and I’m ready to take it on, but I want to find the perfect, cheap/free tank top before I experiment. But isn’t it cute? Definitely summer, but, who am I kidding? It’s still 85 degrees here and will be until some time in November or December. I can wear summer clothes nine or ten months out of the year. Soon!
Have you seen Downton Abbey ? It’s a PBS (and BBC) TV version of Gossford Park, but with much more endearing characters. It’s in its second season now. Great costumes, too.
I missed Springsteen in the eighties (elementary school), and I’m definitely a cheese ball, but I love this song! Like it or not, intense commitment is where great things begin. A great song.