|George Washington Wyndham Hotel Ballroom filled with creative seamstresses|
I also liked getting out for a walk in order to see this sight.
When I was working full time and having to travel in wintry weather, I was always counting the days until springtime. I used to mark in my planner the day that I saw my first robin, just to give me hope that spring would come again. There they are, the first flock of robins I saw, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Spring will come again.
It's an easy raglan sleeve unlined jacket and definitely fills a void in my wardrobe. Now that I'm including skinny jeans and pants, I don't have long enough jackets to balance that look. Here's an easy, flattering woven jacket pattern that will do just that. I made my first one out of a wool tweed (so old that I think it's from a Jomar trip of years ago) that I put through the washer and dryer. I lengthened it two inches, added five inches to make it long sleeved and have something very similar, but less expensive at $.99, to a Sewing Workshop pattern. I had a tough time in late afternoon on Monday getting any pictures on dreary, grey Baltimore weather so here's the best I could do.
Since I plan on making a few more....silk burnout velvet is on my mind with rolled edges.
I also sewed up a mock up of a Burda sweater like jacket that you'll see later this year. With two flattering jackets in my new repertoire, I tossed that Sandra Betzina jacket mock up that was giving me fits. You all had great suggestions, albeit contradictory ones, but it was way too much work to make it into a mediocre result that I would resent. Move on.....
Last project of the weekend was hand sewing the binding to my first quilt, one one designed for the best little dog in the world.
|Pick Up Stix quilt|
The quilt is staying in our family room in Baltimore so little Lucky will enjoy it when he heads north in three months. Here's the original post with the pattern details and picture of our dear rescue dog: Pick Up Stix quilt post Don't worry, dog lovers, #1 dog, Sam the basenji, has had numerous dogbed covers made for him in our thirteen years together....he just doesn't show his gratitude, neither wagging his tail nor smiling at us like Lucky does.
As for the condo sale, we met with our first prospective realtor today. I'll post some pictures next time of the little sewing projects I'm finishing up to stage us nicely. A few more people to interview and then we're officially on the market. Meanwhile, everything is shining and we're trying to live lightly.