Even as a toddler I was a bit messy.
But look what I accomplished today: Good-bye Ken dolls...
Hello clutter-free credenza! (For now, anyway)
Apropos of nothing at all, look at the fit of this Barney's shirt I picked a while ago at the Salvation Army. This is a men's SMALL -- the armholes are practically at my waist!
And now let's talk about my birthday suit. I'm calling it that because I need to have it done by my birthday, April 21st. So I have a month, which should be enough time.
Today I bought my fabric, that cotton-mohair blend in a medium gray I showed you the other day. It's hard to photograph in a bright room and get the color right since it tends to reflect light. I guess you could call this gunmetal gray (I don't spend much time around guns). It's not super dark, but not really light either.
|It's not quite this light...|
|...nor quite this dark.|
I also received Vogue 2616, the men's suit pattern from 2001 I bought on Ebay, in the mail today. It's called a "Vogue American Designer Original" but they don't say the name of the designer. This is one of those lines where you were supposed to ask for the Vogue label at the pattern counter (according to the envelope) which seems kind of silly to me. Do you put labels in your home sewn clothes?
So my birthday suit is what's next in my cue. I hope you're up for it; actually, I hope I'm up for it -- a suit is a lot of work but I feel more ready now than I have in the past, especially since I have a successful blazer under my belt. Or should I say, over it.
In closing, I am excited to have some clean surfaces around me. It's hard for me to start a new project amid too much clutter. Oh, I also culled my fabric remnant stash yesterday; that felt good. And did I tell you about this Sterilite box I found in my building trash last week? It now holds my considerable shirting stash.
Any good garbage finds in your neck of the woods?
(And what's the best way to store one's doll collection?)
Have a great day, everybody!