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I’ve got a verse but can’t rhyme it…

I’ve gotta go where its WARM!

So good to be back to coastal Carolina!
^It feels SO good to be back to coastal Carolina!

So I am officially on Spring break! I’m visiting my friend Natalie in the Outerbanks of North Carolina & having a fantastic time!

Relaxing sea breezes
^Pretty!!

On the way down, I went to the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio with my husband & his Boy Scout Troop. It was pretty cool, we got to stay on Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and that was sweet. Aside from getting the beginnings of a sinus infection, it was a fun trip.

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^The entrance to the museum

The Annie shirt is almost done! I’m not sure how much I’ll actually love it, but thats ok! I learned stuff making it, so thats also pretty darned important.

I’ve all but given up on Me Made March, which makes me very sad. I only own four shirts, two dresses, and a pair of shorts that I’ve sewn, and 3 of those shirts are the only things that are appropriate for the weather in Indiana in March. I had grand plans of doing a lot more sewing this month so I could really participate, but that hasn’t happened. I also planned on refashioning 2 tee shirts and a couple sweaters to help me through it. What road do they say is paved with good intentions?

I want my house to have a porch like this!
^I want my house to have a porch just like this!!

Currently tracing an old pair of shorts that don’t fit width wise or length wise to re make them with new fabric. They’re just basic soffe’s shorts, but they’re comfy and they don’t make them a little longer and a little bigger.

Back when I was a camp counselor we lived in these shorts, however, as a mid-twenties respectable woman, I don’t feel that would be appropriate…and after all, isn’t that one of the great things about being able to make your own clothes?!

Shorts are finally done!

They’re functional, cool shorts! I’ll have to call them a success. The pattern wasn’t for anything phenomenal, and I didn’t get anything phenomenal. The fit is not great. They’re elastic waist shorts, how much can you really expect from them? Not to mention, I have no idea how to properly fit pants or shorts or skirts. Heck, I don’t even know what constitutes a good fit for me in this arena with ready to wear fashions! And that’s ok! Will perhaps post some pictures in the coming days.

Next project I’m working on is making some of these! Its a very functional project, because a new semester starts soon, and these are great for holding an I.D. to get on the bus quickly! Not to mention that carrying a backpack and a purse all over campus is rather unpractical. I’m all about ease and simplifying my life!

Senior Portraits + still unfinished shorts

This weekend I got to shoot some senior portraits of a gorgeous girl who I have the privilege of calling family.

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She looks amazing, and we had a wonderful time doing the shoot. So far I’ve got the 150+ edited down to around 50. I always underestimate how long it takes just to sort through so many pictures.

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In shorts news, they still aren’t done. I couldn’t find the fabric I use to make muslins. So I decided to go ahead and cut the real thing, leaving an inch or so extra on all sides so I had wiggle room. Turns out they are much much too big for me. I’d always rather have that problem than not having enough fabric.

I got them all sewn up finally before work today. All that is left is finishing the edges and elastic casing. This light weight seersucker is very prone to unraveling, so I definitely want to finish the inside edges as well. Not sure if I’ll make up some bias tape and bind them that way, or what. We shall see…

Not-So-Short-Shorts

Tonight I’m beginning to make my very first pair of shorts!

(Actually, that isn’t true. When I was in home ec in junior high we made very lame boxer shorts that were exactly the same front/back made of two pieces of fabric. They certainly did not fit most of the 8th grade girls in my class. I suppose they may have fit the boys. I don’t know.)

I’m calling these my first pair! They’re nothing spectacular, just the shorts from this pattern. Its one I have in my stash from when Joann’s has their $1/pattern sale. I’ve been meaning to make a shirt and a dress from this pattern. I’m sort of excited, this pattern goes up pretty big so I shouldn’t need to grade it up at all. But I’m still going to make a muslin first. It seems to be a great practice run thing in addition to helping with fitting issues.

This will be what the final pair is made of!

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Hopefully it will be cute and not strange looking. I’m not sure what I think about the fabric yet. I bought it on a whim and its been sitting in my stash for sometime now.

I’m going to try to post my progress as it comes. Toodle-oooh!