We're almost into the last week, can you believe it!? I'm finding it really hard because I can only wear my me-mades for after work, which means usually just for dinner and watching a movie or playing outside. I completely lack me-made lounge wear and active wear.
With his magic camera skills, my boyfriend made this shirt look a lot better than it does in real life. Or at least much better than it typically does in photos.
McCalls 5526 c. 1977 | Original Post
I wore this blue dress, but only briefly because it was too hot. I kind of gave up on this day because I was busy trying to finish sewing for my NYC weekend trip, but that's a pretty lame excuse.
NYC! I met up with Meredith of Bright as a Button for fabric shopping and a trip to the Met. It was great to get to talk to just one sewist, as the groups can be intimidating. She was very friendly and it was super fun to bum around the city with her. I also owe her a big thanks for getting me to the apartment I was to stay over that night. Of course, I spent all my money on fabric (its whole own post later). Sadly, the weather was not as predicted and I was kind of cold in my maxi dress, which I had just decided to give split sides.
McCalls 6559 c. 2012 | Original Post
I finished sewing the deservedly popular Cloth Habit's Rosy Ladyshorts friday night so that I could wear more sporty clothes on Sunday. Unfortunately it rained again so I was freezing in my shorts. However, these were SO comfy and I spent some of my NYC money buying fabric for more of these.
I also made a wee bonnet for the daughter of the folks we'd stayed with in NYC and they loved it. She wore it to a party on Sunday. Apparently bonnets are "in" with Brooklyn moms!
Simplicity 4417 c. 1953
So tired! The tragic train wreck between CT and NY meant the drive home was jammed with traffic and took about twice as long as it should have. So all I did was practice my french horn with my new practice book that my boyfriend very sweetly gifted to me.
Butterick 4022 (c. 1974) | Original Review
I thought you might be amused to see what I did at work last week. Even though I work in the paint shop, they decided to have us upholster a giant 50 for a gala they're having. The fabric's metallic nature made every crease and bump show! But now I'm not nervous to tackle upholstering, so watch out furniture!