Friday, December 9, 2016

Make It Smaller

Last night, a friend dropped by with four bags of clothes for me. She used to work in a high end boutique and some of the brand names are ones I'm unlikely ever to buy. After she left, I tried everything on and put aside what didn't work for another friend, what was still too small for later, and the rest into the closet to bring into circulation. Our colour choices vary with hers more in the creams and browns so a few of the 100% cotton items may get overdyed - in black - but what a treat.




I spent yesterday morning putting thumbs in Howard's fingerless gloves. I tried two different methods so they are not quite a pair. I wonder if he'll notice. There is still LOTS of yarn left, probably enough for a half dozen pairs. I'm not sure he'll want that many but if not, perhaps my boys will want some.





I quickly looked through Vogue, Butterick, and McCall to see if there was a dress pattern I wanted to sew. The only one that had any potential was Vogue 9107. I'm debating it... and a dress my friend dropped off and...





... Vogue 1410. I call this the magic dress because I have seen it look good on all body types and sizes. I made this black version in February. Almost twenty-five pounds later, it's way too big but I only wore it once so I'm not tired of it and it would be easy to make smaller especially if I eliminated the sleeves and made a shrug to go with. That's the direction I'm mostly leaning in.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - friends who share their clothes

6 comments:

  1. Sleeveless can also be worn as a topper with a fine long sleeved T under it in merino or mesh. Mesh is surprisingly warm.

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  2. Re: interesting dress patterns. Have you looked at Style Arc? They have pdf patterns on Etsy now. The pdfs are multi-sized, and you don't have to pay for shipping. :)

    I think you might like the Toni and/or the Winsome dresses.

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    1. I do like both those dresses. Thanks for the info.

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  3. Myrna, really thrilled to hear how your life is coming along. Keep us posted!

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    1. Thanks Jean. If all goes as planned, I'll be heading to Oregon early April. Hopefully we can meet up then.

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