Here's the muslin that I draped up on my mannequin while developing the pattern, pinned together and covered with Sharpie notes. I did this back in March; when I made the dress yesterday, I actually had to bring both dress and mannequin down by two whole sizes, yay!
More sewing from Mundania:I needed new clothing for my new workplace: my last job was jeans-and-t-shirts casual, and after five years, I had NO nice, office-y clothes to wear. I'd also been thinking for more than a year about making some of my old batik sarongs into cute tops, so I put the two ideas together and made some blouses for work at the beginning of June:
|A simple peasant blouse with elastic neck|
and cuffs, made with my medieval chemise pattern
|A brown leafy tunic with flutter sleeves, adapted from|
|A little skirt, using the fringe edge of the|
sarong for the hem and patch pockets.
|A drawstring "pillowcase" top (not |
for work), made in the same way I made
the top of this set of PJs back in March, from
a pair of old wrap pants.
In other news:
I am also a redhead now. My hair [was] nearly black, naturally, but I started going gray in my TEENS. It's been many varieties of dark auburn over the years, as well as cherry red, navy blue, and several purples; I decided to start growing out my gray - because I've always wanted, since I was a kid, to have loooong, white hair when I'm an old lady (because of the fairy godmother character in the book The Princess and the Goblin). Since it's easier to maintain root color updates on lighter hair, and also to blend gray/white in with lighter colors, I decided why not go balls-out ginger for a while before finally fading/growing it out? :)