Sunday, October 09, 2016
Catching Up Again...
October is already off to a slammin' start....an all-day-not-at-home last Sunday, and a trip to the ol' stompin' grounds and back in between means I didn't get much blogging...or sewing...done.
But fall is in the air; sort of, anyway. We have at least turned off the AC. So fall colors are the designation for October: burnt orange, spicy mustard and/or warm taupe, with brown for the neutral.
Am I ever glad we have brown for a neutral! I was not sure what I was going to wear before that word came down...lol. But last week, I pulled out the RTW brown jeans (which should have been cuffed), and a RTW guipere lace tank, worn over a rayon/lycra Jalie 965 tank and under a wool jersey Pamela's Patterns Draped front Cool Cardigan. Today, I wore the same cardi over a stretch lace Jalie 2566 T with brown linen Stretch and Sew 704 Quick and Easy Pants.
I have cut out a couple of items to hopefully wear this month...an asymmetric top/tank top from one of the Vogue Tilton patterns...too lazy to look up the number now. Brown top w / sleeves and a 'spicy mustard' tank top.
I don't know what's up with my sewing fortunes...after finishing the miserable silk/rayon burnout topper, I drew a knit that is just, well, kinda gummy to sew. It was hard to cut, and the serger just sort of chews on it. It's pretty ugly on the inside. Not sure it's going to turn out wearable, owing to the gommed up bands on the neckline and the armholes. Trying to salvage them by making them facings instead of bands...we'll see if I can pull it off. It may end up all puckery. Grumble grumble.... I need a nice cooperative fabric to sew! lol...