To keep track what I have been up to and my thoughts on issues important to me.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
latest additions to my summer wardrobe
Here are the two latest additions my summer wardrobe.
The pink print is your standard V-neckline with one important change. I bring the point of the 'V' up about an inch, as I really don't like exposing my cleavage. My last name isn't Kardashian, so leaving nothing to the imagination, just isn't my thing. Something my dear sainted mother pointed out when I was 13-14 was, if you wanted to be treated like a lady, look like one and act like one. It rang a bell, along with, you are responsible for any child you procreate until that child is 18. Do you remember how old 18-year olds were when you were 13-14? E-gads, they were almost as ancient as my parents! LOL And did you know that a V-neckline has a slight curve to it? I didn't until I took that pattern making seminar.
The green Hawaiian print's neckline was inspired by a pattern I saw when I was making sure I was spelling Butterick correctly last week. That was pretty easy to do. I took the front opening for the slit-neckline and using the lid off the rice storage container as a template I drew a slight curve on the facing. Then I laid it down on the front of the shirt matched up the neck line and sewed it on leaving about two inches unsewn so I could attach the back facing and sew up the shoulder seams before finishing the rest of the shirt.
I am reorganizing and cleaning the kitchen so I maybe off-line for a while. I need to make room for Sister Suzy moving in with her stuff in July.