Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pin Up Contest

I'm trying to decide if I should order myself a new dress for the Pin Up Contest.  I'm not competing, but I'll be there as a host and coordinator.   It would be kind of nice to get something new, but I want to drop another 20 pounds - not something I'm sure I can do in a month.  I already have some dresses that could work.

The last week and a half I've been battling pollen.  I didn't make it to the gym today because my sinuses felt like the Sahara and my face feels puffy.  I feel antsy and cooped up, so I want to go to the gym.  I just can't breathe so well.  It's not a sinus infection, it's a sinus swelling issue.  I'm actually really looking forward to being able to get out, when it's a little warmer, to go kayaking.  I just wish that the Tanana Lakes Rec Area allowed dogs.  I'd like to get out and take Lono with me.

Are any of my readers kayakers or anything?  I'm just a recreational kayaker.  Paddle around the lake for an hour or so, pack up, go home.  That sort of thing.

Sew-Time Wednesday
I'm going to try out a new piece for Wednesdays - Sew-Time Wednesday.  This is where I'll spend some time talking about patterns or sewing, etc.  Today's theme is the tropical/tiki outfit.  I don't want to talk about fabric patterns since it varies so much from location to location regarding what is available.  Instead I want to show you some of my favorite patterns for making those tropical/tiki outfits.

I thought I'd give a shout out to a wonderful new pattern that is out for Spring/Summer.  Butterick B6354
It's a top, skirt, short, and bolero pattern!  How cute is this?!  I haven't picked this up yet, but it is certainly on my list of patterns to get.

Vogue V1498 looks a little boring in grey, but this could be very swanky in a leafy flamingo print or hawaiian print!

Perhaps all you need is the right shirt to get you going!  Butterick B6217 is one of my go-to shirt patterns.  I have a few in C-design and a blue anchor print in A-design.

I don't want to leave men out.  Vogue V8800 is the classic aloha shirt! 

Take advantage of some of those men's patterns like this one for shorts!  Burda #6815





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