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!!!)