Thanks for all the sweet compliments on my top and skirt yesterday. I have never sewn clothing for myself before and it is really stinkin' fun. So if you have been holding off, I say go for it. Buy some fabric that you love and make that darned simple skirt. I promise you will be hooked. So you better trace that pattern to paper first, because you will be re-using it. ;)
There is really so much going on here at my silly house. The main reason I am sewing up a storm is that I am putting off the finishing touches in my bathroom. The bathroom that contractors started on over a month ago. It's not finished because I didn't want to pay THEM to paint, which I am perfectly capable of doing myself. And there is a lot of painting left to do. (Besides the walls. Those are done.) Anyway. One of these days I am going to do a long post about this bathroom because it has been an amazing transformation from hospital room chic to tiled spa-like comfort.
But not today. Because I'm procrastinating.
Instead of priming the vanity cabinets, I made a matching cami top for my beloved thrifted sheet pj bottoms. It's from the same pattern, Simplicity 9505. I didn't do any modifications, although I did add trim (pre-washed) for fun. I might skip making the ties next time and use twill tape or something hardy instead. I really don't like burning my fingers with all that pressing. But it came together nicely and was pretty quick. Will definitely make these again. Especially as a gift set maybe... (want one, sis?)
There are certainly plenty of vintage sheets around my house that would work nicely. And trim. Oh my. The possibilities make me giddy.
Which is a shame, because I have a lot of painting to do.