Autumn is my absolute favorite season. I love the transition of weather and wardrobe, the changing of leaves, the need to bundle up, and yeah, I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
After a solid week of being sick, I’m finally starting to feel better! Whatever respiratory virus I was incubating now seems to be on the outs, so after my pattern drafting class this morning, William and I wanted to take Lucille for a nice long walk. Especially since the weather was nice and I could actually breathe through my nose again.
I feel like there’s some pressure in the blogging world to never post the same outfit twice. Do you ever feel that way? I rarely ever show wardrobe repeats because I’ve made some things that I hardly wear, and some that I wear to death. You probably don’t want to keep seeing the things I wear over and over, but today I wore two handmade items that have graced this blog before.
Recognize the scarf? It’s the cowl I made back in February, that I predicted would get more wear by me even though I made it for William. Who would have guessed I had such foresight. Not that anyone could blame me of course because it’s a pretty cute accessory if I do say so myself.
This dirndl skirt also made an appearance fairly recently, and I’ve been wearing it constantly since then. I find it to be super comfortable and perfectly suitable for most things, including tromping around in the woods with an adventurous dog.
After today’s class, I decided there is no way in hell that I’m going to recreate that fancy green 1940’s wrap dress. I knew pattern drafting wasn’t easy, but after today’s sloper attempt I just want to make something I’m truly proud of and something that fits me better than anything I’ve ever made. I’m not going to be able to truly concentrate on the fit if I’m working too hard to recreate an impassible design (impassible – because nothing’s impossible – but seriously, recreating that dress would probably make me lose all my hair a second time, and I kinda really love my real hair now that’s it’s back. Ha!). So yeah, no. No fancy 1940’s dresses with ruching up the wazoo.
I will certainly be sharing all about my pattern making process as I work through the class. I plan to put together my first basic sloper dress this week.
Also this week: Wil and I are finishing up the Fall For Cotton finished project slideshow (finally, I know! Sorry for the delay!)! Tomorrow: Craftsy is announcing the official nominees in the Craftsy Blogger Awards, so if you’d like to nominate Lucky Lucille for the sewing category (with best photography as a specialty) today is the last day to do so. …Did I mention I’d love you forever and ever if you happen to nominate Lucky Lucille?
**UPDATE – Thanks to you, I made it as one of four official nominees!! THANK YOU!! Now the real voting has begun. Click here to vote for Lucky Lucille in the Craftsy Blogger Awards!