I should think many of us are busy at the moment with preparations for Christmas and Holidays. Certainly it has been harder to sew recently, but I did manage to make something to do - or rather, quickly refashion something. I'll show you later in the post.
I'd like to thank you all for your lovely comments this week about my new summer pants:
As some of you said, these are practical sorts of pants - the sort of everyday garment we all need. I do tend to make a lot of basic garments - I'm afraid my blog is not full of highly inspirational and creative garments, because I tend to lead a very ordinary life doing ordinary every day things. And so it seems do so many of you - not for most of us the glamorous, airbrushed celebrity sort of life! It's my goal to create a wardrobe of everyday wearable basics with some smart garments to work back with them, so that I always look neat and well dressed, but in a way that is entirely appropriate for my way of life. I hope to share this journey with you all next year - or in a few days time :)
I also completed the Rachel Comey outfit that so many other bloggers have also sewn - so I am sort of initiated now :)
And for those of you who want to make the top - it is huge - I cut the smallest size, and it is still big. I advised using a cheap fabric as a wearable muslin. And if you are pear shaped, it probably won;t suit you. I have an angular frame for the top to hang off, so it sort of works on me. Do look at the reviews on PR, so that you get more of a feel for the top. And for Patricia - I added 5/8 inch to the neckline, front and back, because it was very wide and very low - too low for me, and too wide - it would have shown my bra straps. As you can see, it is still quite wide and low.
And now for today's refashion. I have had a RTW dress hanging in my wardrobe for two years now. Unfortunately, I don't like wearing it, so it just hangs there. The bodice is just too bare, and I don't like showing my bony chest. So I had moved it to my sewing nook, where it has been hanging around for ages, looking at me, while I don't remake it into a skirt. So today I decided that I would spend an hour or so refashioning this:
Done. Wearable skirt - and it will go with a two knit tops that I don't wear - because I had nothing to wear them with.
So I also have managed to tick off my New Year Principle - each garment to go with at least two others.
Now for my good news - I told you a couple of weeks ago that I had been accepted into a fourth year program in Psychology. Now, there are two programs - the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, or the Honours program. Both lead to provisional registration, but in order to do Masters, you really need an Honours degree. Now, I could probably work around that, but it is much easier if you have the straightforward way. And this week, I received another offer from another University - I have an offer of an Honours place. So I will accept of course. Groan, so now I really will have to do Data Analysis, which my DH tells me is really quite interesting. But then he likes that sort of thing!
Well, it is time now to quickly look at your blogs, and then go and get dinner, hang out the washing, all those little jobs of everyday life that need practical clothes :)
Do have a great week everyone - I'll send out my official Christmas Well Wishes on Christmas Eve, but if you are busy or miss that post, I'll also send them now...