18 Oct

It IS October!

There were pumpkins at the Commissary today. They reminded us of some cute little ghoulies in an old Halloween issue of Martha Stewart Kids we had perused for my son’s monster birthday cupcakes. Once home and dressing up pumpkins, my daughter encouraged me to get out our paper bats from a party one or two years ago. And in the blink of an eye, it’s actually kinda Halloween-y around here.

Of course, I’m still sewing up warm weather clothes. The fabric for the last top (Simplicity 7399 for anyone wondering) was supposed to go with a yellow and brown skirt I bought (and didn’t bring fabric shopping). No matter, it’s soft drape was perfect for it’s final incarnation. I tried again for a blouse to go with the skirt, pulling out McCall’s 8722 which has been in my pattern box since the 80s.

I remember being very happy with the blouse when I first made it 20-odd years ago, but it didn’t occur to me that maybe I should make the collar a tad bit smaller until it was too late. Please tell me big collars are coming back in style! (I also see I need to adjust the placement of a button or two, but that I CAN do.)

4 thoughts on “It IS October!

  1. ah. i hate you… or i am in awe. i can’t decide that right now ๐Ÿ˜‰
    clean house, already decorated AND lovely clothes… *sigh*
    how do you manage to get around?!
    i just came home from our “streuobstwiese” where we were picking (up) about 2 tons (really, i’m not cheating) of apples today… no housework’s done and no sewing either.
    BUT i have something i need to show you – i’ll send you a pic next week, when i get the magazine back. you’ll like it!

    please… say there’s a mess *somewhere* at your house, too… O.รด

  2. Dear Kristin,
    If the collar thing bothers you, it can be easily fixed. It actually looks like a faster job than the button problem since it’s the bottom button that looks to be in the correct spot. Just cut the outside edge of the collar off, a bit larger that you want it (1/2″), fold the raw edges in, iron and then topstitch together. All done.

    Meanwhile, here in Ottawa, Canada, we’re getting nightly frosts now. Good thing I like winter but still I must sigh at your warm weather outfit…rita

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