...and I'm okay with that! *LOL* Yesterday I babysat my grandchildren so that day was lost...but not lost in a bad way...okay maybe when the almost 3 year old threw his juice box against my new vanilla walls, I wondered why the h*ll I was doing this. But my DD and her husband do need a rest from children (my own mother did this for me) so I sacrificed sewing for them. It was worth it.
However, today I'm slow getting started and am not sure just what I'm going to accomplish...especially since the Academy Awards are tonight and I really want to watch the Red Carpet shows. But before I go any further, I want to thank everyone who left comments on The Whitney Dress and the McCalls 6460 posts. Thank you so much for taking the time to compliment both dresses, to leave some constructive criticism and to marvel over either of the dresses. The positive reinforcement is appreciated.
I did wear both dresses to work this week...the good weather is still holding here on the East Coast...and I actually received more compliments on the M6460 dress. I think it's the print/color combination and it wore better than I thought it would. I think my dislike of the dress was directly related to the challenges I had with getting it completed. I will wear it again but I won't sew the pattern again. The Whitney Dress was a champ. But of course it would be because it's made from my TNT dress pattern...and it did receive a few compliments also.
The May 2012 issue of Threads magazine showed up this weekend and there is an article, "One Pattern, Endless Options" by Patricia Keay in it that really caught my eye. This article of course speaks to my way of sewing, however, the author also used her dress pattern to make a cute little fitted jacket. Whoa! I've never done this before and never even thought of it. So now I have to add this to my sewing list. Can you imagine? Maybe my quest for the perfect jacket pattern is over! Maybe I can get the jacket of my dreams from my TNT dress pattern...seriously I'm quivering with excitement peoples! *LOL*
There are two dresses that I really want to make in the next couple of weeks...of course, The McQueen Dress and then my fall/winter version of The Rachel Dress. I don't really have a great desire to sew today...maybe I'm still tired from watching those little people...or maybe I just need a breather...I've been sewing pretty steadily since the beginning of the year...11 garments made so far.
Speaking of dresses, I loved this Victoria Beckham that Viola Davis wore to the 5th Annual Essence Women in Hollywood Luncheon.
Ummm, this is like my Whitney Dress but with three quarter length sleeves...I need one of these! *LOL* Just have to decide what color I want mine in. See another dress added to the list...but isn't it just lovely!!!
Okay, I'm off to figure out what I'm working on in the sewing cave today...
...as always, more later!