Hey friends, I'm back! And I missed you! Jeff and I had a lovely weekend away, but it's good to be home again. I have lots of things to show you, but I thought I'd start with this little outfit I made. I wore it hiking one day, and Jeff couldn't stop giggling at me. I think it had something to do with the fact that I was wearing this - along with my braided up-do and coordinating red lipstick - in a state park surrounded by crunchy nature types. Let's just say I stood out.
I made the shorts from my trouser pattern that I drafted in my class with Kenneth King, but styled them after a 50s shorts pattern I own. I'm still getting the trick of drafting and applying waistbands, and this one ended up a tad too loose. More practice to come!
The blouse is made from Simplicity 2121 and it was fun to sew up.
But I slightly resemble a picnic table.
This is me appreciating nature.
The gingham checks are lovingly, perfectly matched on the tops of the kimono sleeves, but it was impossible to get a match on the underside and side seams as well. Sometimes you have to pick your battles.
After we left the park, we went to some antique shops in town and I swapped out my sneakers for beige sandals and a matching vintage pocketbook. I felt rather smart!
More vacation shots to come. I did a little shopping that I think will be of interest to you!