Wish I could get these pics the same size, but I can't! Anyway, I just liked the wrap dress a lot. It's made out of a lightweight cotton and was more flattering that I thought it'd be--except for the gaping neckline when I tried it on! So, yes, I need to look for a pattern like this! The next dress was a super soft knit and I loved the navy color and the bling at the neckline. That was probably my favorite of the two. The back was deeply scooped and had a wide grosgrain ribbon tie. Kinda neat and different but not very practical if you want to wear a bra!
When I started blogging, I wanted to mostly be able to see what I'd planned and what I'd done. I know I always have more ideas running around in my head than I'll ever have time to make. I also thought this might be good stash control:) However, I've had some other good insights from this. First, wait until your brain is awake before typing so you can spell! haha! Second, most of the blogs I enjoy reading are about the clothes the blogger sews for herself--the fitting, the frustration, the happiness, and the success. So I think I need to work more in that direction and see what happens! I like to sew for the kids, but since I got into smocking many years ago, I have a tendency to want to decorate everything in some way with some form of embroidery! That takes me forever sometimes, but at least if I'm sewing for myself I won't have outgrown it by the time it's finished! The final insight is to stop making little stuff! In many ways, it is nice to complete a project in a short amount of time. But the flip side to it is that it does not necessarily fulfill a need either to create or to wear!
That's it for the morning philosophy!