So what to wear? Casual, comfortable with maybe some glitz for the celebration. Back in late November we visited my cousin in Beaufort, SC, and did some shopping a charming local boutique. Now, when sewing friends visit places like this, we're always seeing a version of a pattern and then maybe the fabric we'd like to buy. So my cousin saw this cute lightweight shrug/cape polarfleece in a wonderful caramel color that looked terrific with her coloring. I saw her look as lovely as can be but then I also saw a pattern I had sewn a few years ago before a trip we took...Vest-S-Cape from Safety Pockets Patterns Awful name, IMNHO, but it's the simplest thing (as her children said, just a tablecloth with holes) and I decided I needed a few more in my wardrobe. So here's my New Year's Eve version. I'll wear it with a simple black top and skinny black jeans. I finished the outside edges with my serger and did a narrow bias binding on the armholes.
|Vest-S-Cape from Safety Pockets Patterns|
I will try to edit this post later in order to get a picture of me wearing the outfit but winter indoor pics are rather a challenge.
Ok, I braved the cold to get some shots this afternoon:
I liked having that lightweight layer, especially around my neck so I made another one from some black and white and glitz tweed. Both Fabric Mart pieces that needed to leave my resource center and have a life in the real world.
No end of year perspective post nor sewing resolutions for next year from this lowly sewing blogger. But I do wish each one of you sweet, kind readers a wonderful new year full of good things, adventures and friendships. I never dreamed that sewing and sharing my little attempts at fashion sewing could bring me so many great friends....ones I see regularly and ones I have still to meet. I am lucky indeed.