There has been actual sewing here tonight, even if there is STILL NO WATER. I did get a real shower this morning because I demanded the well pump be turned on for 15 minutes and said screw it to the resulting water explosion by the well. I filled up a couple of buckets too, which I may need tomorrow morning. This is ridiculous. If (ahem) no one else calls in a professional tomorrow morning, I will. Along with no showers, we have no way to wash dishes or clothes and I am NOT going to go into a weekend with no resolution to this situation. Thankfully, I did my laundry on Sunday so I'm set for clothes. But Alex isn't. And the dishes the males stacked in the sink are grossing me out, besides the fact that we're almost out of clean forks.
So on to more pleasant things. My McCall's 5523 skirt is coming along. I was sort of hoping to finish it tonight because our temps have dropped and it would be a nice cooler weather outfit, but I decided to be smart and not push it. This is the flouncey back, cuz the front is just a boring pencil skirt.
The skirt itself is sewn up. I need to put in the invisible zipper, which I actually have in the correct color. Yay me! And then I need to add the waist facings, onto which I'm going to attach the half-lining I didn't use on my last skirt. Nice to have that all ready to go.
Do you know there are 33 reviews for this skirt on PR? Wow, I had no idea. I don't particularly like the ruffle-y views for myself, but I do like this one with the flounce and the view with the pleats. I'm already thinking of making the pleated skirt as one of my next projects, while the pattern is still out. It won't be as fast to make due to those pleats, but it should still go quick enough. My whole closet is going to be filled with skirts soon. But I am loving all my mix 'n match possibilities each morning.
After trying on a couple of my jackets, I found that I have nothing to wear outerwear-wise for cooler weather. Time to shop again. (Oh darn.) I'm not going to spend sewing time on outerwear this year, since it gets so little use and I'm hopeful this year's whatever will be too big next year. But I still need something, so RTW it will be.
Finally, I had a little glimmer of hope today in relation to this job maybe turning permanent. Just casual conversation as an adjunct to another topic, but it was very positive and from the decision-maker. Keep your fingers crossed for me, because I LOVE THIS JOB and I would be happy with it for the rest of my working life. I have been here a little over a month now and I've yet to find anything to complain about. Seriously, it's that good. In fact, I keep figuratively pinching myself wondering when I'm going to wake up from my dream.