Today was crazy at work. We had lots of materials to gather and ship off for a conference in Atlanta on Friday, some of which were last-minute additions, hence the crazy part, and some I've been working on for a couple of weeks and today got to see printed and unveiled for the first time. It was nice to see my work "in the flesh" and it was even nicer to be an appreciated member of the team that made it all happen. All of this is to say I REALLY needed to sew when I got home (late) tonight.
I'm very glad that while I cut out the drape-neck top last night, I didn't force things by sewing it. First, I needed that extra rest today but even more important (you see where my priorities are), it was a nice quickie project to sew up without too much brain power involved.
And, here it is with the Love/Hate skirt. This will be tomorrow's outfit. I have a meeting tomorrow with a possible vendor for an odd packaging project and I want to look and feel good. New clothes always do the trick. I will probably grab one of my cardis to have handy for my daily freezing spell. I'm eating my words a lot lately it seems, but I'm actually preferring pantyhose most days since they keep my legs warm. Who wudda thunk?
Here's the top on Zillie so maybe you can see the drape better. I made this top extra long so I could "scrunch" it up with a belt. I may or may not still shorten it. I'll see how it wears tomorrow.
And my previously TNT Ottobre 02/07 tee underneath the cowl morph.
While the tee still fits in the shoulders, neckline and armhole depth, it's now way too big in the width. I sewed up the new top per this pattern above and tried it on. Then I took in an inch at each sideseam, straight up through the armhole and sleeve, for a total of 4 inches — and it's still not tight. But I'm not complaining. I realized about a week ago that I was eating serving sizes based on habit and not on hunger. I reduced the portions, feel much better after meals again, and moved the scale significantly. I lost 8 lbs this week and saw a number on the scale this morning that I haven't seen in a decade. Woot!
My Fabric.com order was waiting for me Monday night. Back row left to right: sweater knit, sweater knit, sweater knit, rayon challis, rayon challis, sweater knit. Front: wool, wool blend. The sweater knits will be cardigans. The rayon challis is to be blouses, and the wools will be skirts. My Fabric Mart order is delayed. I received a voicemail from them telling me they were ready to ship but there was a problem with my credit card. Hmmm. I guess I will need to remember to call them tomorrow from the office and get that sucker on its way. Not that I've got a shortage anymore of fabrics to sew or anything.
Parting Thought: One of the first things I do when I get home from work is to check my email. It's so nice to be welcomed home by all the nice comments from you. It really starts my evenings off with happy thoughts. Thank you!!