Just a bit of this and that during a quick lunchtime blog post ...
Last Sunday afternoon, I started organizing patterns which hadn't yet made it into my "catalogs" and cabinet drawers. By Sunday night, it looked like this. It was a lot worse before it got to this stage. By then, all I had to do was squeeze them into the cabinet, which itself took a little re-arranging. But it's now done and my "on deck" pile is a lot more manageable. Until the next shiny thing attracts my attention ...
I meant to sew all weekend, but my mojo temporarily disappeared Saturday. I blame a rainy day which made me want to do nothing but catch up on DVR'd TV shows and lounge in my PJs most of the day. I finally got going in the sewing room on Sunday, and this was the pattern that's been patiently waiting its turn.
This is where I stopped last night. All that's left to do is add the elastic into the waist and hem sleeves/skirt. Right now, it's looking shapeless but even without the elastic in the waist, it looks a lot better on me than Zillie. You'll have to trust me on that.
I would've probably finished it except for a really stupid move on my part. I attached the two front bodice sections *upside down.* Yes, really. I didn't notice until I went to sew the sideseams and nothing was matching up correctly. Of course I had already serged everything together. My seam ripper and I bonded for an hour or so. We're like >< this. :-) I'm also planning on making a black cami or tee to wear underneath since it's very low-cut (by design) and the armholes are pretty low too. And it will eventually be winter and I'll want another layer. Florida winter, but still. I hope I have energy to get back into the sewing room before next weekend. I've already used up my "extra" hour from this weekend by staying up too late last night.
I'll leave you with some photos of me and my boys from last weekened. We had lunch at Bahama Breeze on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (a road over the Bay that goes between Tampa and Clearwater). It was a gorgeous day, the food was great, and it was nice to see Tyler ... even if he only breezed through for a day and a half. So many places to be, things to do, friends/brothers to see ... :-)
Have a great week if I don't make it back before Saturday!