Hi Readers! I’ve been away from blogging unintentionally (if intentional, I would have notified you). So let’s do a randomly chatty post.
Cardigan Adjustment and New Accessory
Someone referred to my new cardigan as nightwear, which was not my goal with this cardi! But, that someone was right; it did look more robe than chic, long cardigan. At my friend Roz’s suggestion, I made it shorter, accessorized it appropriately and… does it still give nightwear vibes? You tell me. Also, in the photo you’ll see my newest accessory which may or may not be the reason for my absence on this blog, along with some other happenings. Not Covid related since I am militant about protecting me and mine.
Finished Something 🙄
I finished up this counter-runner featured in a previous post. About time, too.
The unfinished Christmas stockings in the UFO stash emerged and I managed to complete a third one. The fourth and fifth will have to wait another year.
Resolutions? Be S.M.A.R.T.
Happy 2022 resolutions. I’d stopped making New Year resolutions years ago, because the last sewing related one in 2010 was so successful. This year I decided to make another after watching Justine Leconte’s video. She talks about the acronym S.M.A.R.T. which made sense to me. So, once I’ve sorted out Justine’s recommendations, I’ll let you know my 2022 intentions (not resolutions). Does the intention have to be finalized on January 1? I think not. Meanwhile, enjoy Justine’s video.
Trolling Successful Designers
Moving on, one of my fun time-wasters is scrolling through VogueRunway.com where I find awesome inspiration as well as designers to troll. The green piece is by very talented designer Christopher John Rogers, whose take on elasticized fashion is asking for some humorous trolling. This dress seems inspired by pull on pants, elongated, leave room in the side seams for the arms and you have an off-shoulder dress. You may snicker but I think it falls under the category of clever, twisted-classic (my term) design.
Truly Inspired by Armani
Then there’s my current obsession with this Giorgio Armani look, Spring 2022 collection.
The closeup shows the flowers are embroidered onto the fabric! Well, I’ll settle for a printed rayon knit with the same vibes from Sew Much Fabric.
Friends, let’s hope 2022 brings this crazy world back into focus….Love and virtual hugs to you all. Thank you for reading my words. My blogging schedule is currently in disarray, so until whenever….