The heart pants! Finally done! I wore them on Saturday and had a friend take these pictures in front of her condo. You can just see the metal, cookie-cutter-ish hearts behind me leaning against the wall. Two of her artistic forms are how she dresses and how she decorates. I love checking out what she's wearing when we get together and how the décor has shifted whenever I'm at her house.
My right hip is almost two inches bigger than my left, lower, and the curve is different. It really shows up on straight or wide leg pants where I have to do a lot of extra work to get the hems even. Luckily, this fuller style is one of my favourites. In this case, the arrangement is all wrong for my figure type with dark on top and light on the bottom and oh well! They are fun.
I wore these on Saturday while shopping and an older gentleman who was walking toward me looked me up and down and then straight in the face with this confused, what the heck is that woman wearing, look on his face. Obviously - LOL - he has no sense of humour!
The top fabric is a Melton cloth remnant, not enough to make a single garment but plenty to combine with another fabric. The next one is leather-like and will be good for making purse handles. The grey waffle weave is for a nightgown but maybe not. I think I'd like a nightgown but I always wear pajama pants so I'm debating the change. The faintly striped, cream cotton at the bottom is for something. I just don't know what yet. AND...
...the paisley is a rayon-polyester blend that would flow nicely as a dress. I like how simple and feminine Kwik Sew 4259 is and since both sides of the fabric are pretty, the low back of view A would work out well. I think the hemline is more flattering on the leg than a straight line (see view B) but am I wrong. Is it just out of style?
OH... and I did a bit of sifting and sorting in my stash and sent all my bra-making supplies to a friend since I haven't sewn one in over ten years and can easily buy them in my size while she makes all of hers. That opened up room for the fabric I bought so I am - sort of - not behind on that goal of downsizing the stash. Holding even or maybe even down a teeny bit.
What does retail therapy look like for you?
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - Galentine's Day with a supportive friend and dinner with my sons