I’ve been home since Friday night, but I’ve been busy, busy, busy! Unfortunately, none of it having to do with sewing. As soon as I got home, I had a house guest (who graciously said she would babysit for my 3rd dinner! — Thanks Anne!) My 3rd dinner has led to a 4th (tonight!).
Which brings me to my topic of the day: casual wardrobe. I have been so focused on my work wardrobe since I started sewing, that I barely have any casual clothes for socializing. Of course, I have the “weekend-chasing-the-kid-around” t-shirts and shorts, but no cute going out clothes to speak of. I think I need to rectify that, don’t you? In fact, I had to run out at lunch today to buy a top to wear tonight because my 3 dinners have already exhausted my meager going out wardrobe. Sad, but true.
I bought this top from Ann Taylor (click photo to go to the AT site):
It’s not too low cut and hugs in all the right places while skimming in all the right places too. Perfect top. I love teal too! I bought it on sale too for only $20.99. Sure, I could have made it myself. But probably only after muslining it a few times. So my time was definitely not wasted here and I didn’t really spend that much on the top.
That doesn’t mean that I don’t want to sew my casual wardrobe, but when you have a dinner the same evening, it’s just pure expedience to slap down the credit card, n’est ce pas?
But back to business… I think I need some 3 ply or 4 ply silk to make my Vogue 8584 pants again. I might do the elasticized ankles this time for a more kicky look. And I definitely need some cute knit tops. Like pronto. I may have to dig out my old Burda magazines as they usually have great casual tops. Any suggestions?