Choir colors changed for July...we're now doing navy, hot pink/fuschia and gray. So I snuck in the inaugural wearing of the new Sewing Workshop Plaza Pants, slightly wavy pleats and all.
Which turned out not to show up hardly at all. So.
These are a tropical weight wool that I got absolutely ages ago at the Atlanta Sewing Expo. Now, there are those who will think, 'Wool in Alabama in the summer???' and I have to tell you that these are WAY more comfortable than a similar weight poly blend. They're downright breezy as air flows right through. :-)
The barely visible top underneath is a summer wardrobe staple, Simplicity 4076, the scoop-neck view . The topper is a linen jacket from Coldwater.
I have a hack for you, too... the necklace was really a bit too long for the neckline. I had a brainstorm and found a small safety pin that I fastened between a couple of beads about 2 inches in from the end. Then I fastened the spring clasp on the safety pin and let the tail dangle under my hair in the back. And the beads filled in the neckline just right. ;-)
I did some hunting for a couple of odd things...like the waistband interfacing that I almost never use, but added to the un-elasticized front of the Plaza pants...and found some long missing stuff. Like the missing half of the Farewell to Arms skirt that I feared I had thrown away...and two and a half packages of these goodies:
And apparently they're no longer available. Now, I happened to think it would be selfish of me to keep such a bounty all to myself, and, as it happens to be my birthday week, I thought I'd do a giveaway. I will give one package of ten to a lucky random drawing winner.
But I'm going to be shameless here. If you're interested...and I'll send them anywhere in the globe... you need to leave a comment for me telling me how long you've been reading Sew Random, and what your favorite topic that I cover might be...costuming? Choir wardrobe? Stashing stuff? Whatever?
My birthday is actually Friday, so I'll let this run through midnight Friday night and I'll draw the winner Saturday.
Have a great week!