This has been a long week, a long week I tell you filled with family adventures, work challenges and a few surprises...and I only worked 4 days this week! *LOL*
First ~ wearability issues:
This week I finally got around to wearing several of the pieces I've recently constructed and as always wearing them for 10-12 hours a day is an entirely different thing than trying them on and taking a few pictures for the blog.
The San Francisco skirt performed the best. It was comfortable and wore easily. I was concerned with a little poufiness in the waist area when I was photographing it but that poufiness made it easy to wear throughout the day. The two buttons on the waistband kept the skirt snug and secure. I will have to make another one of these!
The Butterick knock-off skirt was okay. I've discovered that the reason most of my straight skirts have waistbands is because I don't particularly like to wear a skirt without a waistband. It seemed a little loose when I stood up but it didn't swivel and was fine when I was sitting at my desk. I ended up tucking the turtleneck into the skirt to anchor it. Which surprised me because the outfit worked well and looked fine with the turtleneck tucked in...cause y'all know I don't tuck in! *LOL*
The failure was the Black/Grey Plaid dress...not because it didn't wear well but because one of the seams on the side started to fray. Thank God the dress was lined! I can fix the seam and plan on doing so this weekend and I will reinforce both side seams with a little fusible knit interfacing. I knew I was cutting the dress close in attempting to match the plaids and get a dress out of the 2 yards of fabric. Next time I will purchase the 2.5 yards if I want to include sleeves and pockets!
Second ~ A Trip
I found out a couple of weeks ago that my company is taking the entire staff to a resort in the Dominician Republic for a corporate retreat. So I've spent the last week conferring with friends and plotting what to make to take with me. Obviously since I'm making the garments I'm taking, they will make an appearance here...so more on that later!
Third ~ The Little Prince has left me!
However, they will be here this weekend...and I can't wait to see my Little Prince!
...as always, more later!