Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Stuff I Just Never Wore and Why

When the film "The Purge" came out, I assumed it was about cleaning out the clothes you no longer need, wear or have room for.

I am still a little disappointed that movie has not been made.

Saft T Pockets kimono jacket, "Journey Jacket Two". I cannot recommend this pattern enough. Black does not photograph well, but it's poly crepe and yes, the lapel can't stop twisting. Actually did wear the bejeebus out of this, it was my work jacket. Which is why it has two sets of zippered pockets in each front panel, for a total of four currency sized pockets.

I don't do much box office work anymore, but I did for decades.

I could carry thousands in twenties and still look professionally not bulgy.
The sleeves had room to cover a holster (I made a stack of these coats for coworkers), but  that's not my style. A good sized baseball bat behind the counter but well in view did the job.

I just can't wear it again. It smells like cigars and sadness, and you know how poly hangs onto a smell.

The aspirational swing/Chanel coat. Soft and light and I cut it too small in the shoulders, so when I started weight lifting it just would not go on. Now I'm just too fat all over.

Buttonholes would have been nicer if I had taken my time. I'm a better sewist now.

Harvested my nice red sombrero buttons back from it. I already have a project for them in the workroom. 

This shirt (McCalls ?) with the two part cowl front is pretty good, but fits very differently with each fabric you might use. I've made it three times, and each time it's been  a headshaker.

I needed a shirt for this fabric. It's my dragon shirt. I'd turn it right side out for the photo, but you can see the construction problem better this way.

Seams of evil hurtfulness!
This fabric is made of wire. I have bought more fabric lately that has nylon fishing line for the warp weave. I've covered the arm seam, but I would have to do all of them. 
It's off to be a costume, it matches the Smaug puppet at the theater.
Ow ow ow.

Simplicity 2444. Love the Freshcuts fabric, love the dress. I never wear it. It's pretty, but I am of an age where there's no occasion this dress makes sense for. And the collar is way too wide (already made some darts in it so it would stop falling off).

Decades of Style Kitchenette Pajamas. Made them for a review that is just so nasty I cannot bear to send it in.

See, I made a PicMonkey collage for this review.....
They were sooooo gappy in the back. I moved the belt, I put elastic in...oh forget it.

If these photos seem like mug shots, perhaps they are. I cannot be bothered to try them on again 

I am just not interested in spending any more time with any of these things.

And now I have room for fabric from SewExpo this Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. Is that ALL?!

    The first jacket especially tells a story (where did you work that sounds so smokey and precarious?!). Get some space instead.

    Love the 'sombreros'!

    My son tells me I promised to watch Purge 1 with him (and didn't) and that Purge: Anarchy isn't very good. Purge: Wardrobe sounds great. Wish I could write it!


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