Down Greenwood, this Saturday 12-3pm!
My first cardigan! I bought a few great fabrics at the International Textile Expo here in Seattle, one being this lovely melange grey lacey mohair & wool knit. I've never made a cardigan before, loads of fun! The trick was finishing the edges beautifully. I used a bunch of old boiled wool sweaters and cut up to make the petals and some yo-yo's for the flower centers. Covered hook & eye closures. Available in 3 sizes, Small, Medium & Large.
Nothing like a bad cold to keep you on track diet wise. I've only had appetite for hot tea, orange juice and tomato soup with rice. My gals have been loving the tomato soup as well (plain for Sadie, with rice for Juniper).
No time at the gym this week as I've just been so under the weather, but I have lost between 2-3 pounds. I've started getting comments about my weight loss, which is so encouraging. Fitting into more of my pre-second baby clothes, also encouraging. The goal is to get into some of my cute pre-first baby things!
Back to the gym next week!
The Italian beer Peroni sponsored the Seattle Magazine, Seamless in Seattle competition and fashion show. The five of us winners were issued a design challenge set by Peroni, I loved it! The great part was that we didn't have to make clothing out of recycling garbage or wrappers which is the direction these challenges usually take. For this one we were to use the Peroni blue ribbon label as inspiration for an outfit.
Firstly my favorite color combo is blue, red and white, so 60's and retro. I looked at their advertising and really got a feel for their Peroni Woman. A sleek, sexy Italian woman riding on vespas, hopping out of little red convertibles mixed with a La Dolce Vita feel. I went with a red and white polka dot charmuse dress with a full draped skirt and contrast blue ribbon trim. Over the top a stretch cotton twill military jacket with the blue ribbon detail, antique brass buttons to match the logo on the packaging. With matching big antique brass hook and eye closures. The jacket is lined in the red dot, which took two more layers of white satin lining so the red dot doesn't show through.
I finished the outfit a week before the show, took about two days straight to make. Draping the dress from scratch and modifying pattern blocks to make the jacket. Hubby set up a new workspace for me in the basement which has been amazing. I finally have a full size cutting table. For any one who sews, this is a dream!
I didn't get to fit my outfit on a model, but luckily it fit like a dream! Here are the shots from the runway. Unfortunatly, you can't see the big pleat and ribbon detail at the back. It gives the jacket a swing style look.
This week has been good, diet wise, except for a few moments. Some sushi, some chocolate. I've stuck to mainly a lot of salads, rice & beans and roasted veg. I did a bunch of roasted sweet potatos which were lovely!
Weight lost: 2 lbs (4" off my waist!)
The most amazing thing this last couple weeks is fitting into clothes that didn't fit only a few weeks ago. For instance, this skirt that I had ordered from Anthro at the beginning of the year and was far from fitting into. Shazam!