It’s an ALL good news kind of post, people! Semester grades are in, I am two A’s richer and two classes closer to earning my degree! WOOHOOOOOOOOO
To make today even sweeter, lookatme on the front page!
Pattern mixing, with my bad self, lol. I’m tired and in a good mood, for me that equals SILLY.
What’s Black & White & Blooming All Over?
For my husband’s peace of mind, I must say that, yes, we know that these are weeds. He was terribly concerned about that fact. Not me standing in/near the weeds. But that you know, that we know that they are weeds, lol.
The Facts | Mix it Up Challenge
Fabric | Printed Stretch Cotton Sateen, two-toned black cotton knit & one of my little daughter’s old shirts was cannibalized for the sleeves. The purse (which was my unposted cheater project for last week’s challenge) is made with a thick 100% cotton Marc Jacobs fabric (which was also used on this failed Beignet and to recover a chair in my apt).
Patterns | BurdaStyle’s Lydia with scoop back mods, my ultimate tee pattern. Simplicity 9823 with a swayback adjustment, the pattern that just keeps giving and giving and giving. The Norma Envelope Clutch from Clevergirl.org, printed at 70%.
Year | All current.
Notions | Thread, a zip and two magnets (cannibalized from an old purse) for the clutch.
Time to complete | Not sure. I made the skirt and shirt during an all night sewing session that included several snack breaks, a Pride & Prejudice viewing and another project.
First worn | While my hubby snapped flicks and to pick up the kiddies from school.
Wear again? | Yes! I love the mixed prints together! If I wore my fro out I would have felt like Solange Knowles’ budget shopping sister ;o)
Total price | I’ll give it a nice round 10 bucks. The skirt fabric was $3.98 a yard, I used less than one. I have a headache so I can’t really bother to hunt around my old emails and my fabric.com account to find the cost of the other fabrics. Because it’s me, you can bet they were cheap.
More pics here. And further evidence of the aforementioned silliness.