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.
And here it is styled with New Look 6735 leaf vest I made last week
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.
So what do you think of my hair?
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...
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...
Some more pix:
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.
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:
I had a total fridge cake meltdown as well with the whipping cream. This has NEVER happened to me before.
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!
Ta-da! MUCH better:
(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:
I did a lot of chores today too, and with that, poof, the weekend is gone!
Be well and good night!