Friday, September 30, 2011

Shopping Not Sewing

The mojo was in light attendance last night. I interfaced the skirt waistbands and that was it. I'll finish up the skirt over the weekend, and hopefully something else too.

So, instead of sewing, I went shopping online before the BMV sale ended. I noticed the New Vogues were in the sale, then off the site. Not nice, IMO, but it's not like I was really going to sew any of the new patterns before the next sale. Instead, I bought some of the items that were on my wishlist, which will be plenty to keep me busy — along with those still in a holding pattern from previous sales. Carolyn will be happy to see that the Rachel skirt was purchased and will be on its way to me. ;-)


Then I headed over to Fabric.com and some sweater knits and lightweight wools for skirts are on their way to me. It's going down to an artic 69 degrees this weekend so I need to be ready.


Previous online shopping from PalmerPletsch.com arrived in my mailbox yesterday, including more interfacing and this DVD. I always enjoy the P/P DVDs and they are so reasonably priced. I'll let you know what I think about this one after I've watched it — hopefully over the weekend.


I rounded out the evening by clearing some too-big pants from my closet. The brown pants second from the top are my wonderful stretch bengaline (from Australia) pants. I'm almost sad they are too big. Bye-bye stretch bengaline. I'll miss you.


I also found a pair of jeans in the closet that fit and I was going to wear them today for Jeans Day at work but I really wanted to wear a belt with them because they are a little loose in the waist. However, in my infinite sewing wisdom, I didn't add belt loops to them. I didn't want to be pulling them up all day, so I'm not wearing them. Maybe I'll add some beltloops over the weekend.

Here's what I wore to work yesterday. The dress is too loose to wear on its own, but with a wide brown belt under the cardi and the neckline Hollywood-taped closed, it works — which means now I have another outfit for a few more weeks, with an added bonus of being really comfortable. I really like this cardi. Some of the sweater knits I just bought may turn into its sisters.

14 comments:

  1. Debbie - you are looking really slim in that picture. Good for you!

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  2. I agree -- you look fabulous!

    Jodi

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  3. I'm trying to be grown up about this Vogue Patterns snafu because in the scheme of things it isn't really that important BUT boy did they have a WTF moment with that one. I was so disgusted that I just closed the site out and bought nuthin.

    You are going to love The Rachel Skirt...I have 2 more on my list for fall/winter...it's that great a skirt!

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  4. You are looking good!!! I'm so impressed with your coordination of the Fabric.com order. I don't seem to have that gene.

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  5. You do look great, Debbie, and I LOVE that brown sweater with your dress!

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  6. You look fantastic! And what a great night of productive shopping :)

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  7. Love this outfit! Very stylish.

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  8. Yea, I have to agree...you look soooo slim in the outfit you wore yesterday. It was nicely put together and your weight loss is so evident now. Kudos!

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  9. Very flattering camera shot. The weight loss is very apparent.
    Good job!

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  10. Another nice outfit! But the stretch bengaline, noooo....! :) Are you sure you can't cut a new, smaller pair of pants from the fabric? :)

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  11. It's been a toasty 65 here all week. We're headed down toward 40 tonight. I'm looking at heavier fabrics from my collection....ok, stash. You're looking really good! Enjoy your new purchases!

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  12. You look great! And this outfit is fabulous on you.

    I recently lost weight too and here are my tricks to dealing with trousers that are just a bit too big but that you need to wear for whatever reason:

    - sew a few darts at the waistline and cover with a top;

    - stitch elastic to the inside of the waistband

    Easier than buying new ones until your weight stabilizes.

    Vivienne

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  13. That sweater is really cute; looks great with the belted dress. What's the pattern? I am thinking of finally making one of those waterfall things, two years into the trend.

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