Monday, November 5, 2012

Modeling the Makes

I wore the new outfit to work today, and remembered to snap a pic when I got home. Unfortunately, I didn't set the scene very well and I have a lamp growing out of my head. Now that it's dark early, I had to scramble for some light in the house that didn't show clutter. Yes, I still haven't unpacked every box and I'm beginning to think I never will. I mean, when in the heck will I need to set up china and crystal?


Here's the polka-dotted dress remade into a drape neck top and the newest brown Magic Pencil.


RTW top with the Simplicity skirt. I still need to add a hook and eye above the zip, but the replacement zip is in and went in just as perfectly. Whew. Not really loving this combo, though. The top is too long and it will be a major PITA to hem so it might be going back.


Goofy twirl and jazz hands shot.


All that modeling wore me out so now I'm sitting here writing this in my PJs. lol

There's not going to be a lot of sewing this week since it's the start of my firm's 2-week United Way blitz/drive and there are a number of after-work activities planned. Tomorrow night is bowling, dinner, and drinking at Splitsville. Uh oh. Good thing I voted early. Did YOU???

Parting shot: He's been to the Philippines, Malaysia, and spent Halloween at Disney Hong Kong and is on his way back to Japan and then home sometime next month. I can't wait. He's posted on Facebook a few times along the way, but it's been a while since I've heard his voice. I miss my Marine!



16 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What fantastic new pieces! You've been missing from the sewing scene but you came back strong!

Dilliander said...

You are on a roll, these all look great!

kathy said...

Is your son flying these beauties?
I can't remember what you said he was doing for the Marines.

Verymary said...

I love the black skirt. What kind of fabric did ou use?

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Especially like the polka-dots!

Karin said...

You are productive these days! All the pieces look good, but I especially like your pencil skirt. It definitely flatters your figure.
Looks like your son is on an amazing adventure!

Anne LO said...

How are your other kids doing? :-)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

All outfits looking really good :)
What a great picture of your Marine!

Ann_B said...

Nice outfits, and I do like the longer top on you. At least in your photo it looks flattering. Pamela's pencil skirt is such a wardrobe builder too.

gMarie said...

These are fabulous new pieces. They will be wonderful additions to your closet. Missed you - glad to see you back. g

Nancy K said...

Great new pieces; they all look great on you.
Thanks so much for pointing me to your earlier post on using clear elastic; it was easy to understand. In theory the idea of a deep front facing is good, I saw an Armani knit top done this way, but the multiple layers make it rather thick and bulky.

Andrea said...

Looking good. Love the new additions to your wardrobe.

Snoopy said...

I also like the longer top. If the only issue is the length and the hassle to hem it, could you shorten it by taking it up at the underbust seam instead?

Diana said...

You look great in all your pieces Debbie. They are all so flattering to the figure. You are a great role model for us mature women.

PamG said...
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PamG said...

You look fabulous in these outfits, and the pencil skirt specially. It really does flatter you!