1. I don't really wear tops.
There are very few blouses and tops in my wardrobe. Lots of tank tops and twinsets, a few t-shirts but very few tops. I don't even sew a lot of tops...and not because I can't...I just don't like them much. Maybe it's because to me, tops look best tucked in and well I haven't tucked in anything since I was in my early 30's.
2. I'm the cardigan queen.
Besides the ones I've made, I own loads of them in all kinds of colors, and fabrications. I reach for a cardigan every day. I only wear a jacket when I have to for a work function and that fact is reflected in my wardrobe.
3. I don't sew casual clothing.
ALL of my casual clothing is RTW. I have no interest at this time in sewing my casual clothing. Probably because the small and I mean very small section of my closet devoted to casual, is not worth taking away from my limited and very precious sewing time. BTW, Melodye I've written a post to answer your question, look for it in the next couple of days.
4. I'm a clothes horse.
I really DO like clothes. I like making them. I like owning and wearing them. I guess I should be figuring out other things to do with my money but clothes make me happy. I will be sewing and dressing up until I can no longer rise from my bed to reach my sewing machine.
5. Ponte is my friend.
I'm presently in love with this fiber! I've made quite a few pieces from ponte and have several more on the drawing board. I love how this fiber wears and works for my professional wardrobe. Now I know that some other sewists have had issues with pilling but it's taken years for my garments to have those challenges. I'm sure it's due to the fact that my garments aren't worn that frequently and also because I try to take care of them.
6. I have a lot of skirts...
...that I'm not wearing much lately. Let me amend that, I wear them just not as much as I wear my dresses. And I have a good variety of them...in most of the basic colors and some fun & funky prints, as well as plaids. When I get dressed now I don't always think of a skirt first, even though there was a time that I did. I'm going to have to try harder to wear some of the pretty spring/summer ones that are in my closet!
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Which brings me to the fact that I'm making another black suit ~ it will bring the number to five black suits in my closet. This one will join two winter and two spring/summer ones but when we have serious meetings in the office the black suits just work so well...along with the brown, gray and navy combos to break up the monotony a little. I have about a month of meetings ahead of me, so I will be putting all of my pretty colorful dresses away and head into suit land.
I'm almost finished making the latest version of my black suit and I've made a top to go with the suit. A coordinated outfit that I won't have to think about just pull off the hanger and wear. It will show up in the next day or two!
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Are there any Gladiators out there? I am sooooo hooked on Scandal that I've just re-watched the last episode because I can not believe the ending!!!! Can't wait for the final episode this week and so glad to hear that it's been renewed for a third season.
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Finally, Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers
and mothers-to-be out there!
...as always more later!