Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Some of My Favourite Things

Finished top & skirt

Sewed a little yesterday, finished the skirt. I love that the elastic waistband is cool & that it can shrink with me. I'm seriously working on shedding at least 10-15 of the pounds I gained after quitting smoking.  It's been almost 4 years so I guess you could say it's about time!

I took the sides of the top (view B - size M)  in an inch on both sides .
I cut out another summer top (M4444). I altered both necklines, the front only slightly but I dropped the back neckline 5 ". I cut the sides on an imaginery line between the S & M cutting lines. I hate facings on casual clothing, so I'll be binding the armholes & neckline with the scraps.

After that it was back to sorting out & downsizing this time my laundry room which besides having a full size washer & dryer set, also contains an apartment size freezer, two book cases, one for recipe books & one for canned, packaged goods, a cedar chest and assorted totes & boxes of things I think I, or someone else, may need someday. I'm not a hoarder but  do have to keep an eye open! I've got two more rooms to go through and then I'm going to have a garage sale. This will only be my third in 30 years. I figure I need to take this opportunity to get some nuch needed work done around the house, after working full time for eight years.