The Princess gave me leggings for Christmas...you know, the direct-sales, super soft, a Facebook group for every rep trendy leggings.
They are printed w/ Tigger all over them.
Black, white, yellow, orange.
I didn't have a single thing I could wear them with. Not being of the 'Leggings are pants' mindset, I needed a nice long top that coordinated.
So I finally pulled out a chunk of black jersey knit last week and cut out a top I've been wanting to make for a while; Butterick 5925 , one of Katherine Tilton's loose designs. Not the one with the pocket-bags-below-the hem; that just looks weird. But the other one, with the pockets in the godets.
I traced it off last week, did my usual raise-and-shorten the shoulders and cut it out. Took a couple of sewing sessions, but I finished it last night.
And tried it on with the leggings today.
It's a cute, comfy top...but it's about 4" too short to wear over leggings, I've decided. As My Sweet Babboo agreed (he thought it was about 6" too short), I will be pulling out another piece of black knit for a different style at some point.
'Cause, you know, if someone gives you something cute and trendy, you ought to make an effort to wear it.
I don't know if I'll get a photo of the latest top; it's black, it will be hard to photograph. I'll probably wait and take a picture the next time I make it up out of wacky knit print remnants. At least the seams will show up, lol.
I have made next-to-no progress on the sewing room clean up; My Sweet Baboo came down with a nasty respiratory infection and missed his camping trip. So I had somewhat of a distraction when I had planned to be home alone cleaning. We'll see if I can get it done in the next three days. Or at least well started.
Gonna take a social media break; maybe that will help focus! :-)