here. I'll use Burda 7499, view A, slightly altered to accommodate a button closure instead of a tie, for the vest. The gray fabric is a suit quality polyester with no stretch and I will be using Burda 7746 to make the slacks. The blouse will be made with the white fabric which is a pima cotton broadcloth, with no stretch, and I will use Burda 8218, view A. I have started on the vest. However, I may need to put the project aside temporarily to make a holiday dress for next weekend. I still haven't made a final decision about material and pattern for that yet.
How about a blast from the past - baby style. I made this little 3-6 mos. set for a baby girl who was born to parents who are avid hunters and operate a sporting goods store. It was made a couple of years ago. The gray and coral print is a mid-weight cotton lycra, and the jacket is made with gray velour. I just love the color combination in this. The set was made using the Kwik Sew patterns featured here.
On a final note. Wendy H. asked whether I have always lived in Hawaii, and if not what brought me here? I actually lived in Hawaii as a young child in the late 70's for close to two years. I never once thought that I would live here again in my adult life. The brief answer is that my DH and I both discovered, after spending some time here on vacation and work travel, that there were job opportunities in Maui. So without much prior planning we decided to move here five years ago. Talk about flying by the seat of our pants. If someone had told me ahead of time how difficult the transition would be, on so many levels, I'm sure I would have balked at the move. My DH is Mr. Adventure, which makes life pretty exciting, but also a little bumpy at times. Honestly, every bump gives me a reason to grow if I will let it. I've grown to feel a love for the island, people and culture. At times, I still feel out of place here, but that feeling comes less frequently these days. For now, my home is Maui and I am blessed.
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