Vogue 9057 is one of Marcy's newest t-shirt patterns. It contains five different options of which View A - above - is a simple basic that could easily become a T & T. The t-shirt is fitted through the torso and has a curved hemline front and back. After reading the reviews, I opted to trace a medium although I added 1" to the hemline for 4" of additional hip ease - which turned out to be unnecessary however...
... as a pajama top, it added a little extra sleeping ease so I left it. The shape of the sleeve cap caused me some concern as did the narrow back and chest. There was negative and yet with the stretch factor, it fits quite well. I may add a teeny tiny bit of height to the sleeve cap just because I think it would ever so slightly improve the fit but that's just futzing.
Here is my matchy-matchy pajama set with the Butterick 5432 pants. I think the last time I had a pj top and pj pants from the same fabric was way back in my childhood. It's matchy-matchy but it's also a good use of the fabric. If you could see the neckband up close, it's covered in visible white. I need to be aware the next time I want to buy a colour printed on white fabric. No matter how fabulous the drape, just say no.
As I mentioned yesterday, The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon is a fabulous read. It's written as an easy reading novel about a businessman with a grumpy, negative outlook on life who is in danger of losing his job and his marriage and about how he ends up riding the bus to work for two weeks and learns from the driver and the other passengers how to turn his life around using the ten rules. If you've read The Wealthy Barber, it'll remind you of that style. They ten rules are stuff we all know and stuff we can benefit from hearing again. Reading them was certainly instrumental in helping me decide to change my routine which...
... went very well on day one. I sewed. I got dressed. I journaled, I walked. And then, instead of writing a blog post which would have been next, I read blogs because it was too close to my coaching time and I didn't want to interrupt one thinking thing for another. After the call, I ran errands, did chores, made dinner, ate, and went to knitting and never did get back to sewing even though the project I was working on was interesting. When I got home from knitting, I wrote this post, watched the news, and went to bed. It was a full and busy day. How it unfolded was confirmation that I'd made the right decision - to sew for an hour first - as was the positive upbeat way I felt yesterday. An hour of sewing was like a happy shot of adrenaline - vitamin-ish.
One of the things the author talks about in The Energy Bus is the thankful walk. Basically, this is taking a walk and being aware of your surroundings and of your body and of your place in the world and being thankful for as much as you can be thankful for - as in I'm thankful I can walk and I'm thankful that I have warm clothing and I'm thankful for a beautiful, new paved walkway, and I'm thankful for the neighbors I meet along the way and I'm thankful for... and on and on it goes. A thankful walk certainly picks up your energy and your mood. I was thankful for an hour of sewing. What are you thankful for?
Talk soon - Myrna
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Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
- William Arthur Ward