I got through the pile on my sewing table in yesterday's post, except for these black capris. I'm still thinking about refashioning (I sound so trendy when I say that, don't I?) into a skirt but I'm just not sure how much I'll actually wear a black jeans skirt so I'm procrastinating. Oh, speaking of colors — I've had a few comments recently about me wearing blue (and thank you for the compliments!). I just wanted to set the record straight that it's not that I think I don't look good in blues, it's just that blue is not one of my go-to colors. I tend to gravitate toward other colors first.
OK, where was I? Oh yes, dealing with the pile. So, I cut off the buttons from the items I pointed out yesterday and then tossed them. Sigh. It was kind of hard to do that and then see other messy kitchen garbage on top of my stuff in the trashcan. But I'm over it now. Mostly.
After freeing the buttons, I refashioned (hah!) this dress, into …
… this top. But instead of trying it out before I hemmed it, I just went ahead and hemmed it. I've since decided that I really need to take in the sideseams. A LOT. This dress/top had a lot of ease and I want to get rid of that now.
For today, I'm wearing it with my new chain belt and my new dark denim capris. And my great orange sandals, which I really wish I had bought 2 pairs of now because I'm going to miss them so much whenever they wear out.
I think I'm going to go back to Walmart after dinner (I swear, some weeks I live there) and buy 2 more pairs of these capris in smaller sizes before they're sold out. One to wear after more weight loss and one to cut up as a pattern because they fit me so well and even with losing more weight, I'm still going to be this general shape.
As to "In With the New," my Fabric.com order arrived today and I might be just a little bit overwhelmed. I think I need to get on the fabric wagon because I already have more projects in my head than I'll be able to finish anytime soon while still looking for a job. (No, haven't heard anything about anything yet. Sigh.)
On to today's Giveaway … A bunch of
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What can you do with a bunch of old wooden spools, you ask? Toss them in a jar and call them Sewing Room Decoration, like I did. You're on your own for the hand-sewing needles. ;-)
If you want to win the vintage items above (not my decorations!), leave a comment on this post and I'll draw a random number. Fine print: For all the Giveaways this week, each entrant can only win once and in the case of duplicates, I'll contact you for your choice and then draw again randomly on what's left. Clear? And if you do enter, please check back next week to see who won because if I don't hear from you within a few days after announcing winners, I'll draw/decide again. I will close comments on this Giveaway on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 and announce the winner on Thursday, July 21 2011. Again, anyone anywhere can enter this or any Giveaway this week.
Parting Shot: Since you liked the last animation so much, here's another showing the canine traffic jam when I try to take tripod pics. It's a little busy around here, isn't it? (Photo quality is bad to try to keep the file size as small as possible.)