In the studio, I finished up the third outfit for Sew Expo. The first is the jeans with paisley t-shirt and the cardigan I showed yesterday. The second is the turquoise print pants with the grey top and turquoise scarf. AND... the third is...
... the McCall's 6515 pants with a black t-shirt, a black cardigan, and a scarf. I have two choices. First I sewed print with pink pair at left and knit the pink scarf to go with and I like the pants but it feels like they are demanding a lot of attention. I think a light colored t-shirt could help to detract from the busyness below. SO, just in case that feels too uncomfortable on the day, I sewed the blue pair - which are not nearly as blue in real life - and knit the blue-green scarf to go with. I may be more comfortable in this outfit but it really does depend on how I wake up that day. It's always nice to have choices.
Both pant fabrics are knit. The print is what I think is called scuba knit. Both it and the blue have lovely drape. The blue is a ribbed knit with a black background. It's the same fabric that I sewed the cardigan from and a pink dress last year. LOVE it. I should have bought a whole lot more.
I've sewn all of the garments for my three outfits except for the black cardigan and t-shirt shown above. I did sew a black t-shirt and when I washed it and hung it up to dry, it dried significantly larger. I have no idea what's up with that but it's currently in the dryer and if it comes out wearable, I will wear it and if it's too big, I won't and if it's too small, definitely not. I have another black t-shirt in the works but doubt if I'll get it finished before I go... but you never know. I have my hour this morning and that may be enough. It's mostly together.
Today is errands, laundry, and packing and tomorrow morning bright and early I'll be off. I need to be at the Seattle airport by mid afternoon to pick up my friend Caroline which shouldn't be a problem unless there are complications along the route. I won't be posting again until I get home. I'll take lots of pictures and get Caroline to take a few of me in my outfits and will "see you" next week. Probably Tuesday.
If you're at Sew Expo and see me wandering around, please say hi. I'd love to connect. Remember that my brain will be paddling a million miles an hour trying to figure out how we know each other so please help me out and clue me in on the connection. Thanks - LOL.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - one more sleep
Every decision leads somewhere... the excitement of the journey is watching what unfolds.
- Michael R. Krozer