I was productive today. I sewed a jacket and dusted and vacuumed my entire house (even in the sewing room!). Guess which was more fun? Sorry about the headless shot, but I'm looking like I'm home alone for the weekend, which I am. And I vacuumed. ;-)
I purposely took in the sideseams a scootch more than what I pinched on the other jacket yesterday so this one would be a little tight, with the plan that I will shrink into it fairly soon. Until then, I'll just wear it open or break out the Spanx. Speaking of which (wearing open, not Spanx) — I had such a brain fade earlier. I thought I was done with the jacket after sewing the hems. Until I realized that I hadn't even thought about buttons and buttonholes. Oops. My sewing mind must still be on purses.
One of the pairings for the jacket will be with this dress. I went to one of the other Walmarts in town (we have 3, and that doesn't even include the Walmarts 10-20 miles away) and found a few more things in my colors. It's hard to see in this pic, but the dress is a crossover bodice (which will have to be re-tacked higher), with soft diagonal gathers and a flounce where the gathers meet the side. I wish there was a pattern for this one, and no! I'm not going to cut it apart. But I thought about it.
The dress really has 3/4 sleeves, but I'm going to cut them off and hem them to short since I live in perpetual summer, both locale and personal. ;-)
It's time for me to do some surgery on Zillie because my clothes don't hang on her even close to how they hang on me. I think her girls are at the wrong level and maybe even bigger than mine now. Unless I'm fooling myself and my clothes actually DO look this bad on me. Hah.
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And now shameless plug time — Did you see Kay's review of my wallet pattern on Pattern Review? That is SO cool, to actually have a pattern being reviewed instead of vice versa. And Kay was very kind (whew!). Plus, hop over to her blog if you haven't already and read more about at her gorgeous leather wallet. I'm so impressed! Thanks for testing and sharing, Kay! And thank you to everyone who has bought the pattern!