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!