Let me share today my last sewing project from that Florida holiday and a top that I made last spring which I never blogged about.
I've had this tropical print fabric for years and I think it even traveled back and forth from our previously owned Florida condo and my southern sewing room. It might have come from the long defunct Winchester, Virginia Woolen Mill fabric store closing. I couldn't commit to a pattern for it....sort of the same feeling I am having in the tile stores when looking at backsplash tiles. But use it or lose it, Jane.
I love the colors so decided to do a simple kimono style over jacket using my TNT Tabula Rasa jacket pattern. Along the neckband has the tiniest bit of flat piping using the reverse side of the fabric....virtually imperceptible in the picture. It was easy, breezy sewing on the condo deck at the end of March and a few hours later I had something new to wear to one of our last dinners out with friends. Mr. Lucky had me try one of those artsy blogger poses....just glad I had my terrific Florida hairdresser do my color earlier that month.
|Tabula Rasa jacket|
|vacation sewing studio|
|Vogue 8691 ruffle and back dip|
Well, enough about my current obsession. One of the nicest things about being back in Baltimore is renewing my volunteer commitment with the Pets on Wheels organization. This past week Lucky the rescue dog got to go to college for the first time. We joined a few other volunteer dogs for a stress relief break at a local campus. After two and a half hours of being adored, petted and snap-chatted, Lucky was exhausted but proud of himself.
Here's hoping you have a sewing project or other commitment that makes you feel the same.
|Volunteers Caper, Lucky and Zeus|
|Wow, I need a break, too.|