Hello! We were on vacation for 2 weeks in August - pictures coming soon - and I was too busy before we left to do any sewing or posting. Even though we've been home for nearly a week, I am still trying to get caught up and completely unpacked. Vacationing sure is a lot of work.
When my boys were gone to their grandparent's the latter part of July, I had an entire week mostly to myself. I decided to sew some basics. Of course I had a huge laundry list of garments planned, and was only able to get three done. These are the two I actually like.
I normally do not make skirts with yokes. It's not that I don't like them, it's that they never fit my body. They are shaped for a more hour-glass figure, and I am a square. The Selfish Seamstress coined the term Full Waist Adjustment, which I think is funny and needed by me in most cases as well. Too bad I'm horrible at figuring them out in yoked clothing. However, after the success of these shorts and their shaped waistband that fit me perfectly, I think I have found a TNT waistband.
I ended up using the "slim" cut and my TNT waistband and made a muslin. A few tweaks later and I had myself a great fitting black straight skirt:
I also wanted a white shell top for layering under jackets and sweaters for fall, and picket my TNT shell pattern, Vogue 2925, also made here and here. I do like it, but the fabric I chose had too much texture to really be worn under other items.
This textured polyester knit was purchased from Fabricmartfabrics.com. It is a little big even though I've made this pattern before and didn't do anything differently. The fabric is just more expansive, if that makes any sense to you. This skirt was also made by me and posted about here. I removed the small front pockets so that I could wear it with untucked tops.
And yes, I do have the same pair of shoes in two different colors. I love the yellow ones so much that when the red ones went on sale, I had to have them too.
Even though it's still in the 100's everyday around here, I am so ready for fall clothes. This week while I was suppose to be unpacking, I switched out all the stuff I didn't get around to making this summer (so much!) for the cooler weather items left over from last year. I can't wait to get started!