|Me, right after coming up from underground in the mine. This was actually a clean day. Look! You can still see skin-toned flesh on my hands, and not much dirt on my face! :D I love my filthy job.|
Anyways, enough babble. I have a tentative plan, although I'm not planning too much because I want to let the patterns and fabric talk to me and tell me what they want to become - with a bit of guidance on my end based on what I need, of course.
bodice sewn together, got it recut and sewn when it was too small, and then completely stalled out on it. I'm excited for this dress for our coming (in a couple months) spring! NEEDS to be done.
Cake Patterns fixation. I ordered this pattern yonks ago, right before I left for camp, but Canada Post sucks and it still hasn't arrived. I've missed the sewalong (again). But that's okay because I still want to make this skirt. I'm not certain if the top is for me. While I love wrap designs, I'm not that partial to such short tops. But I've learned to not knock something until you've tried it, so I'm going to make it regardless. Plus Steph is genius and always proves my disbelief wrong. :)
I am in desperate need of clothing. And living in Whitehorse, I have the option of Walmart, Marks Work Warehouse, Reitmans, and Warehouse One. Better than some places, but I'm sick to death of cheap knit tops that go past my bum (not the best look on my short and squat figure) and ill-fitting blouses. I'm not sure yet what I want, but I'll research this more as I go. I do know that I need basic layering pieces (with fun details) and I really want some cute and easy-to-wear blouses.
Okay, this is a long shot, but it's a desperate need in my closet. See above mentioned stores? Yeah, my choices for jeans and trousers are thin stretchy fabric that lasts about 3 months of regular wear and so badly ill-fitting it's ridiculous. I nearly cried while trying to find decent pants at Reitman's on Friday afternoon. I NEED PANTS. Preferably jeans, because even my last pair of long-living real denim jeans are about one squat away from ripping in awkward places. :(
BUT OH GOD PANTS. *cowers in fear*
Stay tuned, faithful friends! And keep an eye out on twitter for some live sewing tweets and teaser pics.