Friday, December 2, 2016

Tart Day

Yesterday was tart day. I bake once a year, on the first of December, and just butter tarts. Some years, I've baked as many as 500. This year, it was fourteen dozen. Quite a few are to give away... which is good... because I calculated the Weight Watcher's points and of my 30 point daily allotment, a single tart is fifteen. Hmm...


 


This week's sewing was all Christmas gifts so I can't show any pictures until after the holidays. It'll have to be eye candy for today's posting. I checked with my new boss (that's so strange to type) to see if there's a dress code at the salon and the only requirement is to "dress nice" which she says I have been every time she's seen me so it's highly probable that anything I would feel comfortable wearing to work would be appropriate. I plan to have fun.





What to wear to work is an interesting thought. It's been over twenty years since I last worked outside the home. Now, not only am I considering the types of clothing I want for my smaller sized wardrobe but also the types of clothing I want to work in. I love the curved piecing in the dress above and I typically wear a lot of skirts and dresses only right now...





... the only pants I have that fit are two pairs of jeans so I find myself craving funky pants. The trouser style jeans above left look very comfortable and would be easy to sew - and wearable - on the tighter side first and then looser. The happy polka dots of the black and white ensemble are fabulous but the style looks frumpy to me. Perhaps it's because they look like clothes from my youth which...



 


... makes me laugh. I'm not going there again with the sweatsuit style but I am in all likelihood going there again with these pants above. They're from Oska and remind me of the Marcy Tilton pant patterns I have in stash. The OOP Vogue 8397 above is one of my favourites. Diane and I talked about that in my last coaching session - the garments I don't want to let go of and why. I think they are the perfect starting point for my new wardrobe.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - tarts and options

8 comments:

  1. Very eye-educating for me - my first response to the polka dot pants was that I liked them a lot, but I think that is just a response to the fabric, and yes, the actual pants look frumpy vs the ones on the left that are cooler. But not dotted......

    ceci

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    1. I like the fabric a lot too. I think the other style in a dotted fabric could look quite neat.

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  2. That curved-pieced dress would be so fun to see in a salon! There would be lots of air flow underneath, helpful if the salon is overheated. Many salons are black-only for the people who work there, very practical for the hair colorists at least, but black doesn't often bring a smile to those who see it. That dress certainly would!

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    1. I might have to try that dress. I do like the curves. I wear a lot of black and I'm glad that it's not a black only dress code because it is nice to shake it up once in a while, especially in summer when you want brighter colours.

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  3. New job is So exciting! To many signs to ignore, for sure. Fun adventure!!

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    1. It happened so fast I was stunned at first but now I'm starting to get really excited. I have a friend in Kamloops who is a stylist and she's going to come with me to the supplier to put together the tools I need. That'll be fun too.

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  4. Just a suggestion. A basic uniform would serve you well. Comfortable pants or skirt and t shirt type top. Then personalize that basic with fun and classy smocks, aprons or over-dresses. When you work outside the home and need to keep your time efficient, the basic uniform servers well. Everything from a vest to a kimono top would add personality to your style. Add some of your statement jewelry and bingo!

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    1. It's a good suggestion and I know a lot of people who take that approach but it's never been one that's comfortable to me. I love being able to sew pants, skirts and tops that are different and more me. I've even been thinking about sewing a fun smock for perms and colours. I think in part it is because I like clothes that have "architecture" to me and I don't wear a lot of layers. LOL - it'll be fun to see what develops.

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