Sunday, August 10, 2008

Choir Sundays '08 #23

This month's colors: blue jeans w/purple, gold or brown

The jeans are same ol' Lee bootcuts, but the top is new. It's Sandra Betzina's fauxlero top, Vogue 2980. The fabric is a fine gauge purple sweater knit, supposedly a rayon/lycra blend but I have my doubts about that. It's very soft and doesn't have a lot of recovery. But it's been in the stash waiting for the right pattern for probably 5 years now, so it's about time it got used! I *do* have a black lace trimmed knit cami under it...just for my own peace of mind ;).


  1. What a lovely top! It suits you perfectly and I love the neckline/sleves style! Good job!

  2. What a GREAT picture!!! I have a you have a ton of clothes? I am SO hurting with choir colors this time...I think I've worn the same three brown things every week. I don't have any of the other colors. It would be SO COOL to be able to MAKE my clothes. Is it more economical? Just curious?!?! Will I see you tomorrow night? I am going to do my best to be there!! :)
    See you soon.
    Love ya,

  3. Buffi, I read a quote on one of the sewing bulletin boards a while ago that went something like this: "You know you're a sewing enthusiast keep running out of hangers...' I don't know about having 'a ton of clothes', but I do have a chronic shortage of hangers. ;). Is sewing more economical? MMMM...maybe. If you enjoy it, yes, because the enjoyment factor counts, too. If you hate it, probably not, once you figure in the price of the machines and the time spent that you could be spending doing something you like. But, once the initial investment in machines is made...yeah, it can be cheaper. The purple fabrics I sewed last week have been in the stash for several years; there was no new outlay of cash at this time for them, which is cool. But when we have a color that I don't have in the yellow...I either do without or kind of panic trying to find it. What *is* nice is being able to get clothes that fit, but there's a learning curve with that. I've not got it down pat yet, but I do get things to fit at least as good as and generally better than what I could buy.

    So, ya ready for a sewing lesson? :D