Thursday, May 16, 2013

Great big apology -More MMM outfits *only 10 more days*

I'm so sorry

Last Friday I accidentally posted a rant when I meant to save for editing.  If I hurt someones feelings I sincerely apologize.  There are many people in the online sewing community that I have learned from and I really appreciate them taking the time to share their knowledge.  Its really easy to feel like you are having a private conversation, but on the Internet there is no such thing.

Back to sewing

Day 16: If my house ever catches fire, I'm grabbing this blouse on my way out.

Marfy 0692 top, McCalls skirt
This top is the free pattern 0692 from years ago in a Just Cavalli print that was way too expensive, but has become one of my great loves.  We all love some clothes more than others, admit it, you have your favorites too.  Its a MMM repeat of course, nobody noticed.Why are some participants so concerned about this?  Who doesn't love a bias cut silk charmeuse blouse. 

Silk charmeuse on the bias is one of my favorite home sewing accomplishments.  No secrets, no tips, just take your time, cut single layer and yes, its like trying to sew Jello.  I've tried starch and the tissue paper and some of the other things that you hear and its still a pain. But when you do finish it wraps around you like a warm hug from your mother.

Looks gorgeous, feels divine  so i forgive it and wear it forever.  Yes, I just serged the neckline and hem... only seamstresses would see that as unfinished.

Day 17:  Linen and Marfy wear forever. 

Marfy 9239 linen jacket from 2006 with new Burda jeans
I don't wear my pink safari jacket too often, but sometimes it just works.  Its from 2006 which was pre-blog, but my pattern review is on PR here and YES, it still buttons!

 I really do actually get something accomplished at the office once and awhile.  Besides accidentally publishing posts instead of just uploading pictures:  I love my desk, I only use half of it, so the wing is often used for cutting or taping patterns.  What you see in the lower left corner is Colette Jasmine downloaded and being taped.
Weekends are for jeans and simple jersey tops.  Don't go out much, mainly grocery shopping.  I accept the fact that you are dressed up enough for WalMart as long as you wear shoes.

I spent my weekend working on a Style Arc Patsy top, most of that was spent discussing tension with my old White 534 serger.  I'll post on that later.
BWOF 02-2009 and new Burda jeans with the worst glare spot ever!

Day 20:  Come as you are...

I love the atmosphere at my job, I can dress up or down.  Either way nobody questions it.  The office dress code is "yes, you must dress in something, shoes are suggested".  On Monday its one of those new pairs of jeans in dark blue denim from EOS, stashed for years, and an even older Burda magazine top.  Its 02-2009-125 that I seem to remember blogging somewhere.
Every outfit looks better with cool shoes, they can really dress up jeans.


Day 21:  Back to my old self

I love this Matthew Williamson dress from BurdaStyle 09-2012-134  yes, its a repeat, but who cares.  I am not a very prolific sewer and I have a weird neurosis about public dressing rooms so, I only have about 2 weeks worth of wearable work wardrobe. 

My next goal is to find a better place to photograph that doesn't involve a garage door or a trash can. 
But its so easy, I just set the camera on the bed of my truck and hit the timer.  The dark background is flattering, and I am not late for work!


  1. You look marvelous in each shot. I especially like the dress on you

  2. I missed this post. I too really like the Burda dress. Very sharp. And I have noticed the red shoes in a number of posts. Red shoes seem to take us over the top with whatever we pair them with. I always say that the red shoes prove that there's a little wild woman hiding in there somewhere :-)


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