After last week’s diversion to New York City, I got home and was completely inspired to sew. I usually don’t have too much of a problem in this area except to say that instead of trying to focus on one idea, I get sidetracked and focus on several ideas and then get nothing done as a result. So, this week, I really tried to hunker down and focus on one wardrobe idea. Just one. It’s hard work friends.
As I was a tester for these clever little Clover slacks from Colette Patterns, I decided that I would whip ‘em up from the fabric I purchased at Paron’s from the oh so suave Marcial. A naughty little glen plaid wool stretch fabric. It’s official that I now am in love with wool stretch – particularly the 98% wool, 2% lycra type. So easy to work with, something I’ve not had luck with before, and it stretches! Yay! Makes fitting just a little bit easier.
Since I was so impressed with myself for finishing these little pants, I had to show them off before I finished the top that I am making especially for them. So of course, you’ll see these again, with a top that’s a similar shade of turquoise and most likely with more red accents. Giving you little tidbits along the way just re-infuses my mission for outfit sewing. See, I’m one of those that sews the onesies which didn’t seem so apparent until I was packing for my quick trip to The Big Apple and needed an entire handmade outfit. Even more irksome was the fact that I barely have any great tops to go with so many of the great bottoms I’ve already made. Why oh why do I only focus on filling out the bottom? I have no idea. I mean, I know its a little silly that today I’m also showing you yet another bottom, but hey, the top is cut out and ready to sew, so cut me a little slack here. I ain’t perfect.
Anyway, just popping in with a little early Fall freshness! I’ll be back on the ball with the beltmaking school next week, plus, of course, more outfit sewing goodness! Have a wonderful weekend!