The top is just a plain cotton yellow with a light grey chevron pattern. The sewing pattern is Simplicity 1779.
I ended up helping my mom out with some shopping, spending a few hours in the greenhouse and also getting some planters set up, and my mom was nice enough to trim my bangs (untrimmed in the picture to the right).
I picked up some new patterns the other day - because I'm totally a sewing addict - and I plan on making a 50s play-set in a tropical print. This is a challenge because I don't wear shorts well. I have the chub rub going on and the fabric pulls up. ARGH! Just thinking about it makes me nervous. Good thing my mom has a killer dress form that has adjustable padding.
|I told her "rounded bangs like a smile".|
Tomorrow night I'm going to push pretty far ahead for my cookbook. We will be having a feast! Lots of fish dishes, potatoes, corn, grain, and some various sauces (applesauce type sauces). I can't believe I'm almost done with this book. It's been quite the challenge since I'm making everything for the sake of pictures.
I'm excited about my Sew-Time Wednesday post for this next week. I think it's going to be real useful to the girls with big arms. If you missed this last Wednesday, Sew-Time Wednesday is a new thing I decided to do. I can answer sewing questions, do demos, make pattern recommendations, etc. PLEASE leave me questions and stuff! I've been sewing since I was about 5 or 6...geez, that's like 27 or 28 years now. I never actually thought of it until now.
I managed to drop 20 pounds and I did as I promised myself; I bought a few things. My immediate purchase was Escada perfume. I don't normally buy perfume...actually I think this was my first time buy perfume! If I had perfume before it was always given to me by my mom. I also went to ModCloth and bought a pair of pants and 40s-style wedge sandals. I also got a little carried away and ordered a vintage 1940s dressing robe in bright pink. If it matters, I really didn't buy anything this last month except for groceries and gas for my truck. I think it's okay to splurge every so often and HEY, I think I earned a little splurge! I'll allow myself to splurge again after I drop another 20 pounds!