I have been doing some sewing, or finishing of some sewing projects. The vest at left I made right after I made the khaki one, but it needed buttons and button holes and I just put off doing those steps! It is from the 1/2009 issue of Burda magazine. I like the fabric--bought from Casual Elegance (Sharon) during a Loes Hinse seminar.
The second vest is from a downloaded pattern at burdastyle.com. It is currently one of the top 5 downloads, so easy to find. This was a muslin made from o remnant of fabric left when I made a pair of Loes Hinse Oxford pants. I really wiggled the pieces around on the fabric to get it all out of the piece I had to work with. No welt pockets, just didn't have enough to play with. I am pleased with the final garment and will wear it with the Oxfords and with other black or olive solid pants. Finally, I got a photo of the Oxford pants I made earlier in the summer. It has been too warm to wear any of these pieces, but fall will come along soon. Even in the desert!
We are home and mostly unpacked. I am going for physical therapy next week and hope to get full use of the knee soon. I am back to walking 4-5 miles a day and have regained most of my range of motion. Still have a little swelling and bruising, but that will dissipate with time.
I got a new sewing/embroidery machine at the Long Beach Quilt Show and have to rearrange the sewing room to accomodate the new goodies. That will take a little time, but I have made some progress already.
Not sure what my next project will be--I delivered the outfits to my DGD for her 7th birthday. She has more clothes than a little girl needs, but they are fun to make and buy! I raised two sons so having DGDs is a treat for me. I have 3 DGS's as well, so plenty of both boys and girls. That's about it for now!