Monday, July 8, 2013

Question for the day

Why is it that the no-thought projects become favs?

Sorry no pics of the remake outfit on me after wearing it today. I came home and quickly changed into my dog-walking clothes to hit the sidewalk with the pooches before the evening t-storms.

So, back to the topic ... I think the skirt and top took me 3 hours tops to make. Granted, I didn't have to do much for the skirt but even if from scratch that would've added maybe another hour. And after wearing them today, I know I'll be arguing with myself NOT to wear this combo every week. It's comfortable. It's pretty. It's flattering. I want to dig it out of the laundry basket and wear it again tomorrow. And I might even be tempted if a bright purple and yellow outfit wasn't just a little bit memorable. ;-)

A 3-hour outfit, comprised of pretty much scraps and basics. I think there's a lesson here.




28 comments:

  1. I should say something about not sweating the small stuff, or something. Glad it worked out. I love having stuff I love. :-)

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  2. I make the same outfit over and over if I like it, just changing the fabric (usually knit). My TNT tee shirt with a 4 gore skirt, my TNT tee shirt with knit pants, my TNT tee shirt with shorts, with a tennis skirt...it's fast, easy, comfortable. And I don't think anyone who doesn't sew has a clue that it's the same pattern.

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  3. Ha, same reason my kids who have all sorts of lovely toys end up playing with a stick for two hours! A good reminder for me that simplicity is often more appreciated than flounces and frills.

    Glad to have you back!

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  4. Sometimes you just need to go with the flow.
    You sound more like yourself in this post.

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  5. It is nice to make something nice and simple and fast every now and then, This might explain why I have made Loes Hinse Cruise Pants eight times this summer, only 5 have been for me though. I think I like them.

    So good to have you back. ♥

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  6. I really need to work on getting a TNT knit top pattern. I've discovered how much easier it is to wear them for work!

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  7. Debbie it is SO WONDERFUL to see you posting again.

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  8. Debbie it is SO WONDERFUL to see you posting again.

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  9. As you say - it is often the spur of the moment things that are the best. Sometimes I think we over-think things.

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  10. It is SO good to see you sewing again .I look forward to reading more of your sewing eploits .

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  11. Magic happens when you least expect it!

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  12. It's nice to see your posts again!

    For me, the "no thought" projects don't have the baggage of high expectations. Perhaps a mental vision of what the results should be would be a better wording? Hmmm, maybe that's why I'm not getting much sewing done - too high expectations and I'm afraid the results will disappoint?

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  13. So nice to have you posting again! I was worried about you....

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  14. I've always looked forward to your posts, and I'm so glad that you are posting again. As for your skirt and blouse, they look so comfortable and so right--no wonder you like them.

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  15. I know exactly what you mean. I almost feel guilty because I wear and make so many maxi dresses. I somehow feel I should be working on much more difficult projects.

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  16. I love everything we make so can't wait to see new outfit. Welcome back, so glad to "see" you.

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  17. Other than making a long dress for a formal wedding last Friday (I started the dress thursday), I haven't done much sewing either. No inspiration. It happens. That said, I make a few basic favored skirts, tops and dresses. If it works, it just works, and that's why we repeat the ones we love.

    I hope things improve for you. If I'd had time when I was in Ft. Myers last month, I'd have come to buy you a drink or 3 and cheer you up. Sadly, a 72 hour trip doesn't leave much time for anything.

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  18. Easy + quick = happy! I'm looking forward to pictures!

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  19. So I take off for a week and don't check the blog feeder and...Debbie's posting! SO glad to see you writing and sewing again! Missed you!!!

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    Cheers,
    Glenda

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  23. Good for you! We want to see pic's when you can manage it!!!

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  24. That's so true. A simple tube skirt that took all of half an hour is my most worn item that I've made!
    I think because you get instant gratification from it you are more likely to wear it, compared to something that took you a week and was unpicked three times.

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  25. I'm a little late in welcoming you back. I hope that things are getting better.

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  26. Sorry I keyed my comment so bad. Of course I meant everything you make (certainly not me-lol) and the outfit you already showed. DUH! I will do better next time.

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  27. Love having you back!!!
    Ahhhhhhhhh. sign of relief
    designdreamer

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Thank you for each and every comment. I appreciate them all, but I have to be honest and let you know that I'm usually bad about answering questions. I hope you understand that there just isn't enough time in the day to do everything I want to do.

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