I am happy to report that today was different. I went to church and wore my Avatar dress. This is still one of my favorites! I also went for a run tonight. I was a whole minute per mile slower than my normal, but I managed to get four miles in, and I am feeling re-energized. I sure didn't feel like going for a run, but sometimes you just have to push through the apathy to get jump started!
On the sewing front, I've plotted my next outfit which will be a combination of a couple of Burda patterns, both new to me. I'm not totally sure on the fabric for the skirt yet, but the blouse will be a linen blend in an off-white color. The blouse is cut out. I like the shape of the sleeve and the button tab detail.
Both skirts were made with Kwik Sew 3513. I shortened the length and layered the mauve and brown one. I also left the hem unfishished on this one. The fabric for the black stormy looking print came from Emma One Sock and is a rayon/lycra knit, and the fabric for the other came from the Fabric Fairy and is a bamboo/lycra knit. A neat feature of the skirt is a wide self-fabric waistband that folds down on itself. The top on the mauve outfit is made with Jalie 2804. I remember I had to add some width to the hip area or this top would have been way too tight on the lower half. I wore both these outfits quite a lot in 2009. Here are the patterns:
Hope you all have a productive week, myself included. Here's a little bit of lava rock fun! I'm glad to be smiling again!