Final art for the book is due next week, so I’m devoting every available nanosecond to painting for the next 8 days, which means that I punted all sewing for the interim. Unless my stress level reaches explosive proportions, in which case I will have to engage in some sewing therapy. I know that I was on my soapbox about how productive I’ve become with Evernote yesterday, but all I was able to do for today was to re-serge the bottom hem of what you see above (the threads have a tendency to snap and get unraveled). Oh well.
I find that one of the hardest things for me every day is deciding which shoes look the best with my handmade clothes. It’s a good thing I don’t wear any accessories, because the indecision would just force me to stay in pajamas every day.
Day 21 turned out to be slightly chilly in the morning, so I busted out my District 12 dress, and I tried 7 pairs of shoes and liked these three the best. Ultimately, I ended up with the boots on the left because they’re the most comfortable. By the end of the day, I was “glistening” and overheating in my tights, boots and long-sleeved knit dress.
As usual, my photography assistant couldn’t stand not being in front of the camera. And look how well she’s trained now; she instinctively covers her face. Of course, it looks like she’s saying “Ew Mommy, you stink,” but I appreciate her attempts.
I’m going strong with Me-Made-May and haven’t repeated a single garment (if you don’t count my jeans, which aren’t handmade so it doesn’t matter)! Here’s the recap from this past week — some of my absolute faves are in the bunch:
Day 15: Concert Tee
Day 16: Pink Stripey Knit Top
Day 17: Grey Tova
Day 18: Weekend Getaway Dress
Day 19: Yellow Silk Tunic
Day 20: Blue and Silver Tova
Day 21: District 12 Dress