Saturday, August 21, 2010
Giveaway winners announced
In the meantime, I am enjoying the last bits of summer color in my yard and settling in for the coming of fall. Here in the high desert at 4500 ft, the air cools off each evening and there is a decided nip in the morning. As I type this, I have on my fuzzy knit yoga pants OVER my silk tap pants (it was hot in the upstairs at 11pm and cold at 6am).
Sewing related: I have started planning this year's travel SWAP and in fact, cut out 2 pairs of pants last night. I'm using some beautiful sage green striped fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics, and an unknown red stretch fabric from???somewhere. The pattern is Vogue 8397 and I'm using View B on the left.
Now, there are many people who are weirded out by the styling of Marcy Tilton patterns...what is with the headless mannequins and where are their shoes? But what a flattering style and interesting design. I am so taken with these pants that after these 2 in process, I'll have 4 pairs. I did lengthen them so they are not such an awkward length for me, and adjusted the tab so it is creating a less pronounced pleat.
Some VW wool in a beautiful fuscia will become this pretty jacket with bell sleeves and large open collar. I really have zero need for this when camping in the Southwest, but there are those cool, windy days in town when we are filling the water tanks and buying supplies. I'll be stylin' when pairing this with a pair of jeans and clogs. hmmm, maybe View C is a better option for a casual jacket. Readers, what do you think?