So first off, who remembers electric blankets, and do they still make them? We had them, and I remember how I'd wake up in the middle of the night with my legs burning, so they were sort of scary. I bet people up north still use them, or maybe they went the way of everything else - too unsafe for the public and now regulated out of existence.
My next garment will be Drew's fleece jacket (he wants me to sew "DERPIFICATION" on the right overlay...this has replaced "FAIL" as the term to use when something goes wrong - wait a minute, he's not referring to my sewing is he?), then MIL's pants, then maybe I'll have time for that buttoned shirt with collar stand I've been researching. Or it may be time to consider the Mardi Gras dress, though I haven't settled on a pattern yet.
Here are the possible shirts patterns:
I'm liking the Vogue Betzina shirt because of the collar application, but I'll have to taper it because I want it to be more fitted.
This one was noted to have princess seams that are too far forward, but someone commented that this was actually better for less-endowed women (We HAVE a winner!). I just don't like the puffy sleeves.
And this one looks great, but I'd want a shorter length - not a tunic.
And when I was in Hancock the other day entering my fleece jacket in their contest, I spotted these 2 possibilities for a Mardi Gras dress.
Purple is supposed to be a good color this year, and the local columnist mentioned "bejeweled" dresses were hot, so I thought the sparkly one could be fun. Wonder what kind of needle to use with this?
And this "crushed panne velour" if I remember correctly, looked luxurious in the store, but less so in the picture. (Do you think anyone will mistake me for their grandmother's couch and try to sit on me?)
And yes, mine was the ONLY entry in the Hancock contest as of Wednesday. It ends tonight at midnight, so if you have something fleece, run down there and enter it...as long as you don't live in Mobile! RobbieK - the Hancock in Daphne is definitely closer to you, don't you think? I'm just trying to avoid competition, although Lucas actually said he was sorry no one else entered. When I asked him why, he said, "Well you won't feel very good if you won but you didn't beat anybody." Smart kid - I hadn't thought of that! (I was just thinking of that $100 gift card, frankly.)