Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back from vacation and a sporting a new Scout!

Fresh back from the beautiful sandy, rainy, cold, cloudy rough shores of Lake Michigan, where we went for our annual getaway. We've been going for 17 years, and well, I guess a bad weather year from time to time is tolerable. I still love it there, and it's one of my favorite trips of all.

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!!!!


14 comments:

  1. Your TOP is adorable. you weight loss fantastic. Your new store..>I CANNOT WAIT to see stuff! It will be amazing!

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  2. You look great Lynneb, love your new scout.

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  3. Pretty summer top! Congrats on the weight loss!

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  4. You are gorgeous, as always. I am so excited for your store!! Love you guys!!

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  5. You are really looking great! I, too, love your top.

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  6. Congrats on the weight loss. You are looking fantastic! I just figured out I went down a size on pattern I was cutting out today... it really is a great feeling.

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  7. You look FABULOUS! Great job on the weight loss and the Scout shirt looks great on you.

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  8. Great smile! You SHOULD be pleased with yourself :-)

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  9. Wow! You look Fabulous! love the shirt. g

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  10. I'm seeing so many of these great Scout Tees lately and yours is no exception.

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  11. Cute!! And the Scout is cute too.

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  12. Cute!!! I love this paired with your adorable pink pants! You are too cute!

    Hope you had a great vacation! I grew up close to the south shore of Lake Michigan, and it holds a special place in my heart. :)

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