During the week after Christmas, my lawyer daughter and I worked on a couple of projects for her.
When I went fabric shopping in Philadelphia with GMarie, my daughter and her roommate, an avid and very accomplished seamstress, went along. I bought my daughter a couple of pieces of wool, some lining, some buttons, and so forth. She brought some of those home for Christmas, and we worked on her projects during the "off" week.
The first was a brown suit. It was a very fluid chocolate brown wool, with a dark gold lining. I took pictures of her in this suit, but they mystically disappeared from my camera. So, here's the sketch from Simplicity pattern 4885, circa 2004. We didn't put the ruffles on the jacket sleeves, and we used a 3" deep flounce on the skirt, instead of 6" deep as illustrated. It looked quite nice.
The second was this black and white checked, high waisted skirt. It's lined in grey. It's Vogue 8425. The biggest problem we had is that the waistband is 6" high, and not tapered from top to bottom. So, after the skirt was done, it fit everywhere except at the top of the waist. Being her father's daughter, she took it off, tossed it in a corner and vowed never to revisit it. Being a stubborn old goat who never quits, I ripped out the top half of the zipper, tapered the waistband in, and reinstalled the zipper. I did, however, refuse to hand sew on the decorative buttons on the front, so those are just waiting for my daughter to finish them.
I have a white sweater knit sitting on the dining room table, waiting to be cut, maybe into a V1250 and matching cardigan, but I just haven't felt like sewing for myself. Maybe this weekend, after a nice, long soak in a hot tub tonight. Or maybe I'll just read. But not on the Kindle. I have a feeling that steaming your Kindle would not be the best idea in the world. That's OK, because there's a full length novel, Josephine Tey's The Franchise Affair, waiting for me in my mystery anthology.