What a difference a week makes in temperature. We Floridians have had to bundle up all week. Brrrr. Seriously, it was 39 this morning. (Do you think I can convince Peter to put ME on his Coatmas list??) The good thing (if there is a good thing about 39 degrees in Florida) is that it quickly warms up to the 70s/80s during the day. It will warm up again by next week but we'll still have a few weeks of cold coming in January/February. That's about all I can take of "winter" anymore. Twenty-five years in the Sunshine State has me spoiled.
I remembered to check my camera this time and it looks like I'm in focus again.Yay! Even I was getting tired of that blurry pic from the last post being what I saw here. It was just a silly dial that I must've nudged inadvertently which threw off the camera's focus setting. Silly, maybe, but oh-so-important.
I'm finally wearing the turquoise Sophia knit skirt I made last month, using ol' standby KS3287. Love this pattern! I even had an unsolicitation from one of the partners today. Gotta love those.
This week Zillie is wearing an in-progress Hot Patterns Miss Moneypenny. You may think my camera is acting up again, but this time it's the fabric. It's a dotty satin which photographs like crap from a distance.I started it this past weekend and still have hems and buttons/buttonholes to do. I'm thinking covered buttons, which means a trip to Joann's, which means waiting for payday (tomorrow).
This is the fabric close up.
And this is what it looks like a little farther away. I'm not sure if I like all that shine, but I'll probably wear a cardi or jacket over it, so the shine will be toned down somewhat.
This is the pattern. Hot Patterns has it on clearance right now for $7.95. Go buy it here before it's too late! I promise I am NOT being paid or otherwise compensated for saying this. I bought my own copy a couple of years ago, and reviewed it on PR here, with links to photos that show alterations, etc. It's one of HP's earlier releases so the instructions are a little bit obtuse and/or quirky in spots and they are not illustrated, but the pattern itself goes together nicely with few alterations even accounting for any quiggles I noted in my PR review. But the bottom line is it's a flattering and feminine vintage style with a modern edge, which I think has staying power in most office wardrobes. Have I convinced you yet? ;-) Hurry up before it's gone forever.