Wow! Play days are really tiring. Phylly and I do so much, we have to stop or we will destroy what we are working on. I managed to ASSUME I had more than enough fabric, and I just started chopping away at my new creation -- which, by the way, I think is DARLIN
Phylly wasn't too crazy about it, I could tell, but when I get it done she might like it better. She thought the pleats should go up and down instead of side to side.
Anyway, I cut out the loooooooooong front piece with the five pleats in it. Then I just threw everything aside so Phylly could use the table, and I started sewing the pleats in.
THEN I decided to add some narrow cotton lace to each pleat not knowing if it would turn into a little girl's ensemble or what -- but the lace and many of its playmates has been in my drawer for years -- and if I'm never going to use it, WHY do I have it???
After finishing all the pleats and the lace on the front, I cut out the back of the blouse which was changed to have a zipper in it. Then I cut out the facings at which time it dawned on my lightning fast mind that I FORGOT ABOUT THE SLEEVES! No wonder I had so much fabric.
My sleeves may have some special design features themselves, but I will get them in the blouse somehow.
I have to go because I have to pack. My husband wants me home, and I miss him. He helps me so much with the dogs, and he does all the heavy lifting. My lower back does NOT like heavy lifting. I can't even lift Josie anymore. She is at least 30 pounds now.
Be back soon with pics of my new top. My very first "Joy-Style" blouse. It may not end up on the cover of Vogue, but I've seen a lot of garments on the cover of sewing magazines I don't like nearly as much as this one.
Did you see Gertie's new fabric line? That girl is into everything sewing and fabric. I don't know HOW she keeps up with it all. JoAnn's sells her fabric, and I was able to find one of the pieces I liked and order it.
I'll see if I can show you a picture.................
Here it is. Roses on black. I LOVE it! She has another one that is a border print with roses on white with white dots that I really love too, but JoAnn's didn't have it.
I better get busy loading the car. When my day comes to leave, I want to wake up -- drink my shake -- jump in the car and head south! I can listen to Joel Osteen's church service on the way home. I will NEVER think like he does totally, but he always has a good message that I learn something from.
And YES, I am officially 10 pounds lighter than the day I started on Herbalife. I'm sure that will be short lived, however, since I went to Panera Bread with Phylly and Margaret for lunch today. I ate EVERY morsel on my plate, but I did not have any dessert. That was all I felt like sacrificing.
Be back soon with slooooooooooooooooow internet. Not good for videos!