30 Jul A Sensible Top – Vogue 9771
Sensible. The opposite of exciting.
I just returned from a real vacation, which for me means getting away in every respect. I often overestimate what I can accomplish in a certain time period, and the refashion I planned to do while away never happened.
Determined to post a project from someplace other than my backyard, I packed my sewing supplies in my carry-on luggage.
This meant I had to check my suitcase and p a y for my checked luggage carrying my scissors and seam ripper.
I never looked at my sewing supplies. Then I paid another fee to fly my scissors and seam ripper back home.
I welcomed myself home with an easy sewing project,
I was hoping for a more exciting result but this is it.
The silk top would be perfect if I still had an office job, but perhaps it will prove to be practical…… sensible……. all of the things I tried to be when I was buying expensive ready to wear.
A h a h !
With little monetary investment in sewing garments the restrictions of practical shopping disappeared. Trying to get the most for my money all these years held me hostage to a practical, sensible and rather boring wardrobe.
Though I have hit a few bumps along the way, this year of sewing has brought my wardrobe to life! Purple silk skirts, red zebra dresses, vintage sheets and more.
Goodbye Valentino – hello happy wardrobe!
EDIT & PS…………. _____________________________________________________
I want readers to know I do not dislike this top. I found the pattern illustration somewhat deceiving which I wrote about here on the Pattern Review.
I simply consider the top p r a c t i c a l. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed escaping from practicalities and sewing the cheerful and perky clothes I’ve always admired. This top reminds me of something I would have purchased in order to be practical.
Also, I do not consider practical to be a dirty word. 🙂