I didn't get to finish up the Mad Men dress, or the skirt I've been working on, before I left for my 10-day trip home to visit my family. All I can say is this: I adore my nephew and miss him immensely (and I've only been back in Philly for about 24-hours).
While home I DID manage to get some sewing supplies gifted to me, including a gorgeous wool my grandmother gifted to me (which I may have no need for as we are most likely moving to Florida at the end of this year). I also picked up a used copy of the Folkwear Armistice Day Blouse at this FABULOUS store Sew Green in Ithaca, NY (the store sells second hand sewing supplies, including a pretty solid collection of beautiful vintage fabric; they also hold sewing classes. This kind of store is my secret dream--I'd love to own and run a place like this some day!). I've been eyeballing this pattern since I saw Casey's version over at Elegant Musings. I have this (fire cone) orange swiss dott material that it *might* look good in if paired with olive green pants/skirt/shorts. We'll see I guess. I've also volunteered to make my pregnant sister some summer maternity dresses... which will be my first time working with knit fabric (eep!).
So, to cap off this super boring post, I just want to say I'm alive and back to working on projects!
OH! And this:
I, Tina of Down the Retro Rabbit Hole, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '12. I endeavour to wear an article of me-made clothing at least three times a week for the duration of May 2012.
If you don't follow Zoe's blog, 'So Zo...What Do You Know?', you should. She's an AMAZING sewist who strives for sustainability. I chose three days a week for two reasons: 1) I don't have a lot of me-made items and 2) I work from home and thus don't have a lot of opportunity to wear regular clothing (read: I really, really, reallyreallyreally like working in my PJs). Three days a week seems doable.
How about it, friends? Why don't you hop over to Zoe's blog and sign up for Me-Made May '12?