While I know many people struggle with holiday time ( have you ever had Thanksgivings that were served up with side dishes of resentment, bitterness and loneliness?) I was happy to be happy with the day as it was.
So what's leftover? A zip-lock sandwich bag full of turkey and thoughts of winter and Christmas ahead.
JR and I have been spending LOTS of time working our business, which has involved hunting for treasures,
|these little auction finds are for keeps!|
So, here's a few examples of what we've been up to:
and every weekend, I struggle to find something with appropriate length and warmth for this time of year. I like the idea of sweater tunics, but good gravy...are they all chunky and short sleeved with huge cowl necklines???? And, I certainly can't do the shorter top thing with leggings...on no. I need something long sleeved...and that covers my butt, and would play nicely with the vests I like to wear for an outer layer.
I have shopped around for weeks. Then I remembered Renfrew. I love the fit, I love the style. And I started thinking about how I could change up that pattern to make it tunic length. I just happened to have a sweater knit in my stash, too. So after years of hand-knitting my sweaters, I actually sewed one!
This is just the best solution ever! My modifications? Added 4" to the length, narrowed the sleeves. And since I didn't have enough fabric to cut two of the cowl pieces, I used just one and finished the edge with my serger. I like it this way, actually...not as much bulk.
And tonight, I'm fixing to sew up another one with a ponte print. My sewing machine and I are happy once again.
Remember to go vote for your favorite re-fashion project on Pattern Review! The voting ends 11/29 and I must confess, I'm secretly yearning for those prizes from Threads Magazine!