Sunday, January 23, 2011

Football Day is Sewing Day

Let's start with a football story, sort of. My daughter was still here last weekend when the Steelers were playing whatever game they played. When the dude with the hair, Troy, appeared on the screen, she announced, "He drives a little Beemer."

"How do you know?" I asked.

"I saw him at a gas station in Pittsburgh while visiting a friend. I said to him, 'Oh, you're that guy,' to which he replied, 'Yeah, I'm that guy.' Then he finished filling his car and left."

End of football story. Beginning of sewing.

First, the purple wardrobe I finished over New Year's weekend, and never posted pictures.

Two colored dress, to be worn with the little jacket shown below.

A line strappy dress with said jacket.

Cami, elastic waisted, straight skirt and jacket. Picture taken in the style of the American Eagle website, laid flat, so you could see the individual pieces. I lined this jacket with pink t-shirt fabric, because I couldn't find anything else. It's an informal getup anyway, so why not? this is a new pattern for me; I found it in my drawer full of patterns in November and decided to use it. I love that it has an attached collar, and still goes together in an easy afternoon.

And today, inspired by my friend Gaylen, I decided to try a dress pattern I've had for 2 years and been afraid to try. I used the brown velour, because I don't love brown, and I wouldn't cry if it didn't work out. I need to make a few more changes to the pattern, but my dearly beloved really liked this dress, and so it will appear again in my wardrobe. G, I know your skirt is giving you fits today, but thank you for inspiring me to try something new!


gMarie said...

Oh I'm glad your dress worked out and DB loved it. I'm going to change the sheets and start the washer and recut the durned skirt in real muslin. Hopefully I'll have better things to say tonight.

Love the football story. g

Unknown said...

You are quite amazing, I would love to learn to sew!

Sue said...

I like that brown dress. Of course, purple is my favorite, so this whole post gets my approval especially the part where you don't know or care any more about football than I do.

Deana Sidney said...

I am so impressed with anyone that can sew well. Your dress fits like a glove and the color is perfect on you.

I got my worst grade in home-ec in sewing... didn't want to take it so I sewed a skirt closed and got a D... boy do I wish I'd tried harder.. can barely sew a button!

Anonymous said...

The brown works for me. No, I mean, it works for you.

Diane said...

Where do you find the time?? When I get back to France I really must make myself some new clothes. Sewing machine and overlocker are there so I have every excuse not to sew here!! Diane

Mickle in NZ said...

Such beautifully rich colours - all look good on you. Like your beloved, I too really like the brown dress - the neckline and sleeves are very flattering. And the purple ensemble looks wonderful - love your arty shot!

A very successful sewing weekend for you, Michelle xxx

Anonymous said...

i love that brown dress! that neckline is so flattering and looks lovely on you!
Great football story!

Lapdog Creations said...

Great projects!!! Happy sewing!

SissySees said...

Cute football story. Love that you can whip out a new outfit or three during a game!

Anonymous said...

Do you think skirts that short are good for your age group?