This may be the longest I've ever gone without a post.
Holidays, a social media fast and a conference...just plain busyness...and, consequently, no sewing.
I need to do my '2016 round up', but, in all honesty, I have a few days at least before I have to update 2017 stats so I'm not going to stress about it now.
We didn't have choir on the 1st (being a holiday) or the 15th (being the final Sunday of our leadership conference weekend and the platform was not reset), so I only have one 'Choir Wardrobe' photo for the year so far...which we took on the appropriate day but, being on the social media fast I didn't post it. Just for i dotting and t crossing, here it is...about a week and a half after the fact...
January choir colors are my favorite royal blue, black and gray; wearing one of my favorite tops; Sewing Workshop's Chopin Blouse done up in striped silk duppioni from Textile Fabrics in Nashville and made, oh, eight years ago. I finally lost a little bit of weight so I can wear it again; I *think* I'm wearing the Helix pants with it, but, well, it's been a week and a half and I'm not sure now. But it looks like the Helix.
I did make one final fabric purchase at the end of the year; I caught Ann's moving sale and got a piece of yummy sweater knit for a duster coat. And promptly went into the paralysis of analysis, trying to determine exactly what pattern would be PERFECT for said yummy fabric.
It may just be a matter of picking the best of what I have...which is probably going to be a Kwik Sew sweater coat I've made a couple of times, modified slightly. Stay tuned.
I'm still debating the SWAP this year. I'm not sure my wardrobe needs fit quite into the specifics for this year, although I do need clothes. It's that eight-pattern limit that 's killing me; I want about 3 jackets but they'd all be different patterns. Plus at least two different pant styles and maybe a skirt. That would only leave two patterns for tops. More ruminating is due there, I think.
I have a couple of UFO blouses, cut out several months...maybe even over a year...ago that havejust been sitting in the bin. Plus my sewing nook is so overdue for a cleanout it's not even funny...kinda scary...and it's putting a crimp in the sewing enthusiasm.
Anyway...Happy New Year! LOL. I hope to get back in the groove before long.