We spent most of the time just resting and relaxing, browsing our favorite shops and exploring a few new-to-us places along the way. Not much to report other than I feel refreshed and ready to dig into preparation for our shop opening August 15th. Which means lots of work still, but I'm pretty excited.
No, I'm really excited. My daughter and I had a talk about that yesterday, after she sensed that I was holding back a little on the excitement end of things. True, I said, and later, after lots of thinking about it, I discovered the pathology involved...The less I'm excited, the less I'll be disappointed. It's that old fear thing ...afraid of failure, risk and rejection. So. I'm making a conscious effort to face that crap straight in the face and allow myself to be vulnerable in this new venture. There.
Just before I left for Michigan, I had time to squeeze in a little sewing time. And yup, I downloaded a pdf pattern file. I sure did.
Grainline Studio Scout Woven Tee. I printed and taped and measured and made. Which wasn't that much of an undertaking, really..I think it was only 19 pages! But an easy 19 pages to lay out and tape.
I cut the 16, only to realize I needed to go down a size. So I cut my top smaller, and then even took it in at the side seams a bit more. Scout has some generous ease....of course, my fabric choice may have contributed to the ease as well.
I decided to do the front and sleeves in a poly silky fabric, which really feels like a silk scarf. The back is made from white cotton knit, which doesn't have much substance to it either (while having a knit on the back means I didn't have to fiddle with sizing too much, it means that it also contributed to the generous ease I mentioned above). The overall effect is that it feels like I'm not wearing Scout at all...as if it has floated right off me!
This is a delightful little pattern. I am looking forward to making another one!
What a surprise to see that when I returned from vacation, my total weight loss was 22 pounds since the beginning of the year! Happy, Happy, Happy!!!!