But...I digress. Today's one of those days where I just do not feel right in my skin. My hair is bugging me, I'm just not feeling it. I had a tough time figuring out what to wear this morning. Nothing seemed just right. Something casual (because it is Friday after all), comfortable and professional. That's a tall order. I opted to throw a few things together, but am still not 100% certain it's what I was aiming for.
One of those things is this, my new Marcy Tilton V8671. Yup, not the one I said I was working on the other day - sorry, mixed up the Marcy Tilton pattern numbers!
It's two different fabrics, a rayon/lycra faux knit knit (as a knitter, I LOVE this!) and a cotton/lycra jersey. The instructions tell you to use the raw edges of the front panels, overlap and topstitch. I folded over 3/8" of the top layer (in this case the faux knit knit fabric), applied Steam-a-Seam and ironed them together before top stitching. The black just wasn't speaking to me, so I added a few squares of coordinating fabrics that I had simply serged and topstitched in place. Kind of a fun detail, but I think it still needs something. Maybe some bling on the squares? Sequins and beads? Maybe a silver charm or two? I'm still dreaming of silkscreening in a silver colour. Anyone done this before? What do I need to do to start?
I'm wearing this with a vest I made a few weeks ago:
and a pair of skinny jeans, with a great pair of riding/motorcycle boots that lace up the entire back.
Up tonight - a massage (maybe that will get me out of the funk I'm in), and sewing something red:
|V1124 -Sandra Betzina Sweater|
I'm a sucker for the drapey sweater, and this one will be out of this: