Well what a productive weekend! I got one lecture finished, got all the kids' school stuff completely done, and actually sewed up these shorts minus hemming and buttonhole.
I cut them out 2 weeks ago and forgot that I cut the pockets on the bias this time. I've been looking at RTW madras shorts and this seems be the way to go. (It's funny, since I started sewing a lot more I'm noticing more details about my patients' clothes - ooh, those jeans are topstitched with white thread! These pockets have zippers on the side!)
I even matched up the plaid in the back! That involved lots of cutting and turning and tweaking, but look what a nice chevron I have (Dean didn't get it when I pointed it out, he thought I was gesturing rudely).
Now I have decided to shorten these up.
But let's not go this high - this is getting cellulitic.
So I've thought about some things the past week. I tend to dress very mannishly, then I get all depressed that I don't have any sexy feminine clothes, so I'm going to try and do a dress next. I was thinking about this one, but if anybody has suggestions for something easy, feel free to chime in. I don't like ruffles or poofy sleeves or plunging necklines, so this seems to fit the bill, plus it's a hall of fame pattern at PR.
I got a striped knit for $1.99 to play with, but I'm a little worried about a knit over this derriere. There's always Spanx, but then it's still clingy, so do I need a lining? Bleh! So you ladies who sew knit dresses - do you line them or wear a slip or what?