Sunday, October 23, 2011

Straight hair?! and Simplicity 2154 this time in brown

Hello!
I liked Simplicity 2154 view D (the 60's retro pencil skirt) so much that I made it again, in the same corduroy, but in brown! (that shirt is purchased). This time I cut the 14 and wound up sewing the side seams down a bit more still..but otherwise it was the same alterations as last week's blue skirt.   I think the waistband could be tighter, but it is nice to be able to breathe while seated, I suppose.
New Look 2154 view D
And here it is styled with New Look 6735 leaf vest I made last week
New Look 2154 view D
I wish I could say that making this skirt the second time was easier and faster than the first, but I had an invisible zipper meltdown where I somehow twisted the zipper when installing it...twice.. It totally baffled me! Third time was the charm.
New Look 2154 view D
So what do you think of my hair?
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Do you like it? Does it look weird? Does it look like Ozzy Osbourne hair?  That was the first person I thought of when I saw it...
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For the first time in my life I had my hair straightened today. It will only last til it gets wet. I have always wondered how it would look!  My hair is pretty long straight...
New Look 2154 view D
Some more pix:
some more pix of straight hair
some more pix of straight hair
and another
some more pix of straight hair
I started working on Simplicity 3673, which is a 50's retro pattern.  Here's the back of the jumper so far, with darts on the left but not on the right, yet.  I don't know if I'm going to finish this one, sewing with this plaid is driving my eyes a bit bonkers.
start of S3673
So as my birthday is coming up, I made some cookies and cake for work for an afternoon celebration. (At my office, when it's your birthday YOU bring the celebratory item. And I must say, several officemates are in denial about having birthdays). So I made Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies with walnuts from scratch:
Toll House Cookies
I had a total fridge cake meltdown as well with the whipping cream.  This has NEVER happened to me before.
fridge cake fail
So I started over and used a metal bowl and metal beaters that I put in the freezer first; used my mixer instead of the food processor; and finally had success with whipping the cream!
whipped cream
Ta-da!  MUCH better:
fridge cake
(Oh, and thanks last week for the comments about the soup; I didn't try to fix it and it tasted fine.)
Farmer's Mkt flowers for this week:
Farmer's Mkt Flowers
I did a lot of chores today too, and with that, poof, the weekend is gone!
Be well and good night!

17 comments:

  1. I know I should be commenting on your skirt but I really like your hair straight. Are you planning on keeping it this way? Or will you wash it out and go back to your natural style?

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  2. Happy Birthday. Love your hair (very flattering) and the new corduroy skirt.

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  3. Happy Birthday. Love your hair (very flattering) and the new corduroy skirt.

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  4. The straight hair looks great! It goes with the great skirt. :)

    I hope you have an awesome birthday!!!

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  5. I like your skirt(s)! Not sure how a zipper can twist, but glad you fixed it. I really like your hair straight too. It makes you look younger I think. Happy B-day too!

    My curly haired sister pays a few hundred dollars every few months to have her hair chemically straightened. If you like it that way, I guess that's always an option.
    Carrie

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  6. The skirt is great. Know what you mean about invisible zipper melt down. Love the straight look and I am fully familiar with what moisture will do to it too.

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  7. I would love to have curly hair, and have never understood why people think straight is better, although when in High School I actually ironed my already straight hair to make it straighter. Go figure that one... We do weird things when we are young. Your skirt looks great too... I know what you mean by the invisible zipper twisting. I sew invisible zippers all the time however I don't sew the seam to the bottom until after the zipper is in. That alleviates the twist. Hope that helps for the next time...

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  8. I like your hair curly and straight! It's fun for a change - you don't say if you like it??

    Happy birthday and skirt looks great!

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  9. Another great skirt! Hope you have a wonderful birthday. I think homemade chocolate chip cookies are my favorite cookie of all time. I love your curly hair, but it's a lot of fun to experiment with new styles and the straight hair does look nice.

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  10. Your skirt is terrific. I like your hair either way. I have naturally curly hair, too. I've had it straightened, but it never lasts. I gave up. Oooohhh, cookies! Love at first bite!

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  11. Don't even know if it's the curly vs. straight thing -- it's the short vs. long thing that plays tricks on my mind more than anything! I like it, but know it's a lot of work (or costs a lot of money, whichever way you want to go) to keep such curly hair straight. What do you think of it?

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  12. Nice skirt! It looks great on you, and I like your hair straight! Why not have the best of both worlds? I mostly wear my hair straight, but have been experimenting with curly styles (my hair is naturally curly, but relaxed).

    Have a super birthday! Oh, and I second Mushywear about homemade chocolate chip cookies being a favorite--it's the only cookie I make year-round!

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  13. I cracked up at the Ozzy Osbourne comment! Your hair looks great and not at all like Ozzy. :) It also looks great curly - nice to have options. The skirt looks great, too. Way to persevere through the zipper frustrations.

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  14. Well, darling. Mumble mumble mumble hair mumble mumble mumble looks good. LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist! I think your hair looks great curly or straight! I straightened mine a couple of weeks ago and went back to curly. I may straighten it again once it stops raining so much.

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  15. Happy Birthday! Your hair looks lovely straightened. My husband's family all have curls which I find gorgeous because my hair is dead straight. Our son has wavy hair on a humid day, which is quite adorable.

    Love the cord skirt. You can never have too many cord things in the cooler months. So comfy, so snuggly and so stroke-able.

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  16. I think your hair looks great straight. It is nice to have the option of styling it curly or straight. I blow mine out only on low humidity days, no point in fighting Mother Nature!

    I like the corduroy skirt very much, and they are much in fashion right now!

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  17. I love your corduroy skirt. You get so much sewing done. I'm jealous. I love your hair straight too. Do you like it?

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