I had a lovely, uninterrupted Friday and Saturday to sew, and made my second
in a wonderful Ponte from EOS
. It's gray with black "leopard" spots, and plain gray on the reverse. Lovely to look at, easy to sew.
The only change I made from the red one
was to add inseam pockets, plus a few shortcuts that made the already easy-to-sew jacket even easier. I was so inspired by finishing it by mid-day Saturday that I immediately made my second pair of Vogue 1197
, the slim pant. I'm wearing them in the above picture, but I need to tweak them a little before I show them off. Plus, they're black!
My next two projects will be for others; I'm making a cashmere/wool lined cape for my daughter to wear in the desert, and I'm making something for my friend Joan, who chose...Clown Pants!...AKA Vogue 1116
I'm one of the seemingly few who love pants like these, and I'm excited to sew them. She wants them without the bow in back, and we're making them in a faintly sparkly black poly blend.
Remember my #1 Role Model Jean
? She and her buddy Valerie are the subject of a cool new book, Life Dressing: the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas
, by Joanna Avilluz.
It's drawings of them dressed in their wonderful ensembles. I got mine last week, and I love it!
The Food part of this post? Yesterday I made this Red Wine and Beef Stew in Claypot
from one of my favorite cookbook authors, Andrea Nguyen. It was/is
outstanding, if I do say so myself. We have cold weather upon us (California Cold, that is) so a hearty stew with a good Syrah is just the ticket.