I really am not crazy about how quickly the year is winding down, but I have to admit I'm somewhat relieved to be at the end of the brown/orange/oatmeal month! Hopefully I can get a couple of things made before it rolls around next year...
But I did manage to scrape by. Since the temps have dropped into the fallish range, I pulled out a brown rayon/lycra turtleneck that I made so long ago I can't remember where the fabric came from or what pattern I used. I *think* it's a modified Loes Hinse Cowl Top, but it might be a Christine Jonson Basewear 2 top. I'm gonna say it's the Cowl Top, frankenpatterned w/an oop Kwik Sew turtleneck.
The jacket is from Coldwater Creek (and yes, someone asked if I made it!). It's a great jacket, but it lacks pockets. I pondered it pretty hard before I bought it last year, but I was in urgent need of a brown jacket to wear for choir and I just didn't have time to get one made. So it has filled in the same role this fall. But I still miss the pockets.
The jeans are also CWC bootcuts; I actually bought these a couple of years ago during one of their serious online sales; I was losing weight and so I bought the size below what I was wearing so I'd have something when the current ones got too loose. Well, about that time the mid-life hormone shift hit and the scale reversed itself and hasn't come back down. But I discovered to my dismay today that among the loads of laundry I *didn't* get done this week were my 'machine wash cold' jeans...i.e, all the jeans I wear for choir. I found these hanging in the back of the closet, and pulled them out mostly just to convince myself they didn't work.
Let me tell you, they are not pretty around the midsection (hence the cover-it-up top and jacket), but the lycra in them was sufficient for the purpose and I wore them. And now I'm going to go change into sweat pants.
I will be doing 'wash cold' blue jeans ASAP.
Bring on the Burgundy and Grey next month...LOL...