After reviewing 2012, and not being too upset about it- I’m pleased to see makes from 2011 still getting some love (they didn’t fall apart!) and a lot more 2012 makes getting worn to death! Me thinks I might be getting the hang of this!
So in the spirit of Gillian’s Top 5 posts, I bring you
The glorious plans of 2013!!!
1- I’m keeping this short.
I am a fancy top/tunic and fun shoes gal. So I need to sew for it. Since this doesn’t really advance my skills much, I will alternate my staple sewing with event sewing to push myself. Hopefully this simple little plan will eliminate the ‘What on Earth’ make museum feeling that my closet was developing. I love fancier projects- after a hard day of my regimented job, a few hours working on a sleeve is really restful and calming- especially if it’s animal print, of course. But for everyday, I need washable, wearable basics- ok, basic for me still a little festive!
I did the yoked version, it added a little shape to the bustal area, I knew you wouldn’t be able to see it, but we know it’s there, don’t we!
I skipped the pocket. Meh. You know, I have a real hate on for little square pockets on girly blouses- if you put anything in them they just look like you decided one breast needed its own shield. it’s not that I am anti- useless things, I love the useless, I consider myself the patron saint of useless objects (look it up, you’ll see me in a cheetah print robe holding a pet rock and a flaming picture of Kim Kardashian) but those little pockets just annoy me.
I can see me making this one again and again- it fit well, right out of the envelope, it is easy to pair with things and it fooled my Motherinlaw- she thinks only poor people make their own clothes, donchaknow!
Lets discuss my shoes for a moment- I hate these functional laces- so droopy! Any support for grosgrain ties done in jaunty bows? suggestions will be thoughtfully regarded in the comments.
photo credits: pattern review, meadhawg