Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm on a Roll...


2 new outfits posted in the same week?! Unheard of (around here, at least)!!!  I'm gonna fool you sweet readers into thinking I'm speedy and productive, or something...

Yesterday was MLK day, and I got to spend the day at home with the kids.  Little Miss Princess had a friend over to play, and the girls were sweet enough to include Little Brother in the mix.  So, I was able to stitch myself a whole new outfit!  Yup, both pieces. All from stash. Yesterday.  Like I said, crazy and unprecedented!  (Can you see the sewing gods smiling down on me, here?)

Now, please don't confuse me with Dawn.  I know, the resemblence is striking (us skinny biotches are forever getting mistaken for each other... yeah, right... in my dreams!) but, it was her idea first to make a bunch of easy skirts using BWOF 9/08 #120.  Once I saw how great hers turned out (especially the plaid one), it occurred to me that I could make myself one before all hell breaks loose with the next fire dept. shirt embroidery order!  Well, the skirt came together so fast (no lining), that I realized I might be able to squeeze in a new top, too!  What a wonderful surprise when I reached for Vogue 7799 (oop) and found the paper already cut, and ready to be pinned down! Yes, yes, yes!!!  Even with making frequent and numerous stops to feed the kids and break up squirmishes, I was still able to have this done, and be in bed by 10:00.  I. am. a. ROCK. STAR.


I love them both, and will being making more of each very soon.  I have a fabulous grey/red boucle in a large plaid that will be a skirt, and many, many knits to make up more of these tops.  The only alteration I made was to remove the cinched in waist on the top, and make it a straight line from under arm to hem.  I'm not a big fan of turtlenecks, but this gives me the cozy, covered up feeling without the claustrophobic, choking feeling.  I know everyone on PR says the shoulders are too wide, and I ignored their warnings just to see (yes, they are a smidge wide), but no one at work today seemed to notice anything but my very cool outfit.

Short skirt... check.
Tights and boots.... check.
Killer attitude.... check.
Now I just gotta get DH to take me to Hawaii, and I will be the total package! (I love you, Dawn!!!)

25 comments:

Marybeth said...

You look so slim... I guess sewing really does burn calories! Very cute outfit, and I really love the grey top from your previous post too!

Lori said...

Great outfit and what a perfect day of sewing.

marysews said...

I knew you were channeling Dawn, even before I got to the end of your post! Good Job!

Michelle said...

Great job! I love the new outfit! I didn't sew anything on MLK day...I reorganized stash. And boy, do I have a PROBLEM ;)

KID, MD said...

You ARE a rock star!! Smokin' outfit!

Sewfast said...

Great job! You.are.a.ROCKSTAR!!!

Sue said...

Love the colours! Great work!!

Handmade said...

WOW - you're the girl! Rock on! Looks fabuloso!

Amanda S. said...

Wow! I'm impressed at your speedy sewing. Cute outfit, too.

glorm said...

Cute outfit. Nice posing also.

gwensews said...

You are most definitely a Rock Star! You are working that outfit! Lady Gaga! Great outfit!

Gail said...

Way cool. That rock chick leather vest seems to have imprinted a certain attitude...Go girl!

Kim said...

Smokin'! Love the plaid, short skirt. You could wear the biker vest with the skirt. That would look great. If you ever head towards Lansing, let me know. We'll have lunch and hit the Fabric Gallery!

amber said...

So winter chic! You really are on a roll, aren't ya? :)

Nóra said...

The 2nd picture is fantastic!

julia said...

You look so great!!!

Dawn said...

You callin' me a biotch???!!? Biotch! Hee hee. I love your skirt and top. I haven't even gotten to wear mine yet. Maybe it'll be my post-Hawaii outfit. ;)

Ruta said...

You look elegant!

By the way, I sent few days ago a mail (with "private" question) to address kbdesigns74@gmail.com. I wonder did You get it?

B.w.,
Ruta

Eugenia said...

Oooh I love that outfit. You look amazing in it.

Kristine said...

Ruta: I did not get your message! Try me again, at kbdesigns74@gmail.com
Look forward to chatting with you!

Kathi said...

Very cute outfit!! You are giving Dawn a run for her money in this one!!!!!!

Summerset said...

Yes you are! Looks great!

angie.a said...

haha!! Yes, very cute outfit. Good idea with the skirt multiples. Hmmmm.

Debbie Cook said...

Love this post and your outfit! Rock on!

Dana said...

Definitely a killer outfit! My favorite winter work outfit is a straight skirt and turtleneck - just like wearing jeans.