Hello Blogland!!! How is everyone’s weekend going?? It has been an absolutely gorgeous one here in western Maryland!
Saturday the hubster went with me to town to pick up my sewing machine. It was only in the shop but oh how I missed it!!!! LOLOL!!! I got him to stop at the Goodwill to look around. He wound up buying two Izod vneck pullover sweaters for himself. I’m usually the one who thrifts for him and he seemed to enjoy scavenging the racks for himself. I got some goodies which will be showing up in the next couple of weeks.
I had been searching for some black pinstripe and brown trousers. I have a tough time fitting pants as I am very short-waisted but my legs are really long. So petites just don’t work at all. It’s frustrating finding a pair that the crotch isn’t to my knees when the waist is in the proper place-or the waist isn’t under my armpits so the crotch is in the right place!
I found both the pinstripe and the brown at the Goodwill-nice fabrics, classic style. AND the waist was in my pits. I then had a brainstorm or brainfart or such. Why not cut the waistband off, remove the zipper and make them elastic waisted? It’s not like I’m ever going to tuck my shirts in. For $2 per pair I figured I had nothing to lose!
Just finished up the brown pair and it WORKED!!! They now fit perfectly!!! I’m going to wear them to work on monday so watch for the photo. This has opened up a whole new world–won’t work with jeans but with trousers it’s really easy. Plus if they are a bit big I can alter them after taking off the waistband.
The other big excitement is the craft store Hobby Lobby opened this week in town. It’s conveniently next door to the Lowes hardware superstore so I went to Hobby Lobby and hubster went to stare at tools at Lowes.
NIRVANA!!! I had been in one in Ohio years ago. They carry fabric and oh my so much STUFF!! Michael’s Crafts and ACMoore crafts won’t be seeing too much of me anymore! Like I NEED more stuff or projects. The only thing I brought was a cute 40’s repro cherry pendant. I was a bit overwhelmed at all the choices!
First up is adorable pet photo’s. MrBill ran and hid when he saw the camera! Divalicious posed to show off her hoodie outfit. I even was able to get a picture of the cat Callie-kins before she decided to fight me for my chair.
Supposedly western themed clothes are on-trend this fall. Unintentionally I wound up with a western-ish outfit. I had been looking for a long denim dress. I thrifted one that had an empire waist and was heavier denim originally. I then found this one and decided it was much more flattering and comfortable. All I did was sew close the side slits. I had loads of compliments on the outfit and I think the dress is going to be very versatile.
I scored the boots last spring at Kohl’s. Sometimes it pays to have big feet! They were originally $99 and were marked down to $29.99. I had a coupon for 30% off so they wound up costing under $20!!!! Can’t beat that!
Stop back tomorrow for Makeover Monday and fun with sheets!!