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