Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sewing in the New Year With Skirts

I saw the New Year roll in but I wasn't enjoying chocolate martinis like I had planned. What I ate for dinner immediately started arguing with the stomach and made a reappearance shortly thereafter. Then it was nap time, up again at 10-ish, but still not ready for anything to replace dinner, including said martinis. Sigh. At least it wasn't a lasting bug and I'm perfectly fine today. The cocktails will keep until the weekend. But day-um, a special trip to the liquor store and the bottles remain sealed.

Today was lounge and sewing day, interrupted only by the unexpected need to have a new tire installed on my car after Alex hit a curb to avoid being t-boned by a reckless oncoming car. Did I mention that 2 weeks ago he backed up into a Mercedes? Also in my car. Fun times. I've been wanting a new car but now I'm not so sure. Dents in a new car are a lot harder to swallow. ;-)

So, back to the sewing ... it's a lot less expensive.

The purple Magic Pencil is finished. No new pics since it looks pretty much like the last shot. If I wear the outfit tomorrow, which is the current plan, I'll try to remember to snap a pic of me in it. With the new shoes. ;-)

After finishing that one, I pulled out Butterick 5566 simply because I'd already made a version of it once and wouldn't need to cut and alter tissue. But I didn't cut any of the official envelope views. Not enough fabric for anything more than a very basic pencil skirt. Instead I cut the plain front which is hidden under the draped gray and beige skirts, bottom left and right.


It's not done yet. I still need to install the invisible zip in the back, add the waist facings, and then hem it. I think I'm also going to line it so that will delay completion a little more. But none of that is difficult . Once I get back in the sewing room, it should go quickly. I just hope me getting back in there is quick too.


Happy New Year!

12 comments:

Vicki said...

Happy New Year! Outfit looks cute and versatile.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay I need you to finish this outfit because it's very pretty. Also I'm sure you bought some shoes to go with this, so can you wear them if the outfit isn't done? ;)

Andrea said...

So nice to see you sewing again, Debbie. Good to hear the bug was a one day thing, but a damn shame those bottles are unopened. Cars and teenagers...I've got one too, And I replaced a tire that had a run-in with a curb. Not cheap at all!

Pam from South Australia said...

Happy New Year. Your new outfit looks great, perfect for the work wardrobe. I love that Butterick skirt pattern. Some really great variations there.

Judith said...

Happy New Year, and back to the sewing! Current outfit is coming together well, will look super on you ...

Sew-4-Fun said...

Happy New Year! I've been thinking about you and your magic pencil skirts today, as I whipped up two stretch bengaline skirts for work. Both using left over scraps from the stash and NL #6977. My TNT pattern for elastic waist knit skirts. Here's to 2013 being a great year.

dizyben said...

Today a neighbour backed into our mail box and then pretended it didn't happen! What the? Hope it scratched her car. Happy New Year!

AllisonC said...

I am loving pencil skirts at the moment, your outfit is doubly brilliant since you can also wear it as a dress. Sorry to hear you were sick for New Year, I think you should bust out the chocolate martinis this weekend instead!

Claire (aka Seemane) said...

Happy New Year Debbie! Likin' the pencil skirt plans (today I'm going to start measuring and drafting the pencil skirt from Marina at Frabjous Couture's PIMP My Pencil Skirt Draft & Sewalong). P.S. If it's okay to mention it here in my comment please?... I'm holding a Giveaway (2 bundles of sewing goodness) over on my blog - open to folks everywhere, so no postal restrictions LOL!

Katharine said...

Happy New Year! And sorry about the car and gastroenteritis, those are annoying. I saw your title on another blogroll that you'd updated your blog, and here I bet myself a euro you'd sew a Magic Pencil skirt, and now I have to pay up! ;) Looks good though!

gwensews said...

You're starting the NewYear with a new outfit. That is a good sign for things to come. Terrific skirts.

pegsewer said...

Glad you are sewing. I miss your frequent blog posts!