First out was this whacky number that I plan to sleep in with a pair of Jailie pj shorts I made to go with a sister top from the same pattern that I made last year in an equally crazy print that I feel ridiculous wearing out. But it's been great to sleep in on hot nights!
|Hey look how that big motif ended up in a perfect spot top center front. Total accident, there!|
Also, I started sewing in the mornings instead of waiting until afternoons after everything else is done. There is just something about afternoons--they tend to unravel. And change with every phone call. And I get tired and hot. Then there is my new little sewing buddy, Sarah,who I never know exactly when in the afternoon she will show up.
Anyway, mornings have been magic. Just birdsong and my machines. The hard part was giving myself permission!
Second up: yet another Silhouette Classic Blouse #600 this time in another piece of my precious linen from Hong Kong. This time I didn't take the front vertical darts and I added 2" in length and added side slits. Long and loose for upcoming trip to watch the Honolulu Munchkins while their parents escape to another island for their anniversary. Hardship, I know ;-)
Look at these buttons! Aren't they the cutest?! I got them several years ago in a hole-in-the-wall store in UB and have been saving them for just such a shirt. Done. Aside: why are buttons so expensive here?? In Mongolia I paid pennys for them. They all come from China, right? Granted they were in bins and not packaged and hanging on hooks...hmm.
Oh and I got just a little artsy here with white-on-white machine embroidery and...
A little tag on the back that I'm hoping will fray around the edges when washed.
I also completed another top for HI, but needs a tiny tweak and this post is plenty long. So, I spare the reader--thanks for reading :-)