I hope that everyone had a FABULOUS Thanksgiving! This was the first year that I did not prepare a feast. None of the children were here so Virginia, my husband and I had a nice, quiet dinner at home. Different...but nice! I feel as though we are entering into a new phase of life. Before we know it, Thanksgiving Dinner will be time spent with Daughters-in-law and Grandkids!
These are the pants of Vogue 8502. I blogged about the jacket here. I found the fabric at JoAnn Fabrics a couple of years ago. It is a heavy, stretchy, "sort of reminds me of scuba gear", type fabric. I'm sure there's a proper name for it. Anybody know what it is...let me know.
I made View D, the "full length" version and decided to add the cuff detail as shown on the "above ankle" version. I absolutely love a cuffed pant. The first time I wore them (it got too late to start taking pics, but I got a few) I wanted a black turtle neck but settled instead for the black top that you see here...almost a turtle neck.
Today, I paired them with Vogue 8670. This is the second top made from this pattern. The first was a white "scrunched" turtleneck (View C) that had to be adjusted every time I wore it because the neck was too big. I did that until I wore it out! With some adjustments, this pattern could very easily become a favorite. I plan on making another turtle neck very soon.
For this top I used a cotton/rayon/ (I'm terrible at deciphering certain fabric content) rib knit that Virginia had in stash. Love, love, love the way this fabric sewed up. Greedy me....I want more. I thought I might get some pics without the (outer) sweater on but uhm...it was cold...see that snow?! COLD I tell ya! As much as I like to share with you all, a girl is definitely going to have to get creative with project pics...indoors!
The top itself is quite warm and feels good on. Seriously, I could use one of these in every color...same fabric...greedy me. For now however, it's on to the next project - a new winter coat! I've been having ideas in my head and have seen some really cute ones out there in the sewing/blogging community. You all are such an inspiration!
We shall soon (hopefully) see just how I've been inspired and what those ideas will bring. Until next time...Have a GREAT weekend....BE BLESSED!