I be sick. Moo. Not sick enough to want to lay on a couch and die of course but sick enough to have a fever and have to cancel the tea we were having with friends today. I was willing to suffer through the day but I have a fever so canceling was best. *pouts* I do have a consolation of sorts in the Whole Foods chocolate croissant B found in the back of the 'fridge that I have since toasted and am nibbling while I type. Chocolate really does make life better.
Don't faint but I have been sewing a bit this week. I've been doing a lot of bead sorting (new containers - ooh!) but I also pleated the back of the black & white bustle skirt and put the waistband on. I ended up liking the effect of stacked box pleats best. Never used them before but they were fun - I'll have to use them again some time!
I've also been working on some everyday modern skirts. I'm in a long skirt mood but they don't seem to be in fashion at the moment so off to the sewing machine I go. Funny, I get more compliments on those homemade long skirts of mine than anything else I wear. More proof the “in” styles today are pretty darn ugly.
The first, made of a rusty red upholstery fabric came out super cute. I used one of my most favorite patterns, changing it to my preferred sit-on-the-hips than on the waist fit. It had a nasty backing so I flat lined the whole thing. I didn’t have anything in the stash that matched so I went for whimsy with a lime green poka-dot. No one will ever see it but I made me happy. It still needs to be hemmed and I think it needs some lace and a bow to soften it. I'll post pics when it's finished.
The second, made of a bordered wool like grey fabric was less of a success. I tried a new pattern/style for me with *eh* results. I think I can salvage it but not this week. I'm not in the mood anymore.
Tags: fashion, life, z:archive:19th:bustle:b&w