It is the fraternal twin to my swimsuit!
The strangest part is they aren't even the same brand! I love it when I come across a vintage piece similar to one of my own.
Other things I did this weekend in place of sewing:
- Spa treatments! I got a facial, a pedicure, and my eyebrows waxed.
- Coffee! I met my sister and a friend at a cafe and had coffee and caught up.
- Cooking! I made corned beef on Saturday (St. Patty's Day tradition) and enchiladas on Sunday.
- Netflix! I watched 4 episodes of Say Yes to the Dress.
- Laundry! I did a billion loads and I actually folded them and put them away.
KIDDING! I actually cheated and did not wear something homemade, which turned out to be a really good thing. As I was leaving the restaurant, I brushed against a corner of a booth which had really sharp wood splinters and snagged the hell out of my dress. I'm so glad I was just wearing a cheapie thing from Target and not something I loved, because it's ruined. I can salvage it by shortening it into a top, at least.
I also shipped off the 40's skirt I made for another blogger. I hope she likes it! I've never made clothes for someone else before, so it was a little nerve-wracking and definitely brought out my inner perfectionist.
I used vintage crepe for the skirt and vintage silk for the lining, and trimmed it with white lace. Lastly, I used a carved shell button from my collection.
Tonight I would normally be doing tons of sewing since my husband doesn't get home until 7:30. Instead, I am going to stop at my favorite vintage store to see if there's something I can't live without, and then I'm going to finish packing for Mexico.
A replacement for the piece I broke on my machine is already on the way from eBay, so hopefully I will be back in business when I get back from vacation!