Santa and I put our heads together this winter on a sorely-needed long-underwear update, and I am so glad we did. Things have been chilly lately up here in the hinterland; my timing couldn't have been better for some fresh cozy layers.
The last couple of years have been more about knitting than sewing for me, but last month it turned out that I needed to do some sewing. It was a hectic month and sewing hadn't really been part of my plan, but sometimes maybe that's the best way to get down to business, isn't it?
Ok, so life didn't give me a dress, so much as I bought this dress a long time ago. I'm trying to remember exactly how long, but as far as I can recall, it's approximately as old as my marriage, which just turned ten last week.
The weather has cooled, have you pulled out your sweaters yet? Did you ever put them away? I'm not trying to make you feel bad, I'm just wondering.
I used to have a closet full of beautiful shirts. Silky camisoles, cashmere tees, even a suede halter top, beautiful with heels and good denim. I also managed to acquire other fun fancy items over time, like a vintage Pucci dress and some amazing Bottega stilettos. I hardly ever went out, since I was teaching full-time while also attending graduate school. But if the call came to hit the town feeling festive, as it did once in a blue moon, I was ready.