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Now that I'm home I'm doing some needed alterations. I have several pairs of capri pants that I have been calling my "middle aged shorts." They've never been a particularly flattering look on me but they've been fine for around the house and dog walking in the neighborhood. Well, this summer, like last summer, has been plenty hot and now those capris are Bermuda shorts length. I cut off about five inches and re-hemmed them. They feel cooler and I think the proportion is better.
I have also finished the latest Kwik Sew skirt for Mr. Lucky... except that I need six plain buttons. I have several organizing cases full of buttons in all shapes, colors and sizes...none of them six plain men's shirt buttons, of course. That's just one of the reasons I have stoped stashing buttons.
Here's the collar cooling on my sewing ham. This Kwik Sew pattern has a collar stand and I've been trying a different collar technique each time I sew it. This time I used the tutorial that Debbie and Belinda put together. collar and stand directions It was ok for me but just ok. Part of the problem was the poor quality of this fabric which feels very much like cheap quilting cotton. But it has a California vintage map theme for my California guy. Next planned shirt is a beautiful silky cotton shirting that will be vastly different and more enjoyable to sew.
Part of the long weekend frittering included finishing the latest Jodi Picoult book. I enjoy her contemporary themed novels tremendously and appreciate what she was trying to accomplish in this one. But despite my own political and social leanings that match hers, I felt that she got herself into a contradictory dilemma with her characters and had a hurried unsatisfying conclusion.