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Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 4th Sewcation

Hi all. I don't have any plans for the 4th other than to have a three-day Sewcation! Yay! I'm still working on the Vogue 1250 redo. Would be done had I bothered to follow the instructions :-(  I do hope to finish it later today. I went to JoAnns (no comments from you Carolyn) and picked up a couple of fabrics from the half off clearance rack and I feel a couple of dresses coming on.
While a lot of women seem to have issues going sleeveless and showing their arms, I'm not and have never been one of them. Hell, I got carded at the grocery store earlier. Anyway I am absolutely in love with dresses this summer--not skirts and tops or slacks, just dresses. I'm just going to run with it. I'm also loving belts. The wider the better.
Last week one of my co-workers commented on how nice I looked and said she had never noticed me ever wearing the same outfit twice! Huh! Okay I do have a lot to choose from but I try to rotate what I wear and try to never wear it the same way twice even if it only means changing up the shoes and jewelry. I will say that next to myself, she is the best dressed. There is a dresscode at my job but almost nobody follows it. I see so much cleavage, spandex, too tight everything, unironed, and flip flops that I could scream. You'd almost think I worked at a strip joint. I try to ignore it and lead by example but it doesn't seem to be working could be because the office manager is one of the main culprits! When I mentioned to one young lady that she shouldn't be using profanity, she had the nerve to be insulted. I could go on and on but I'm sure you get the idea. Wasn't I supposed to be talking about the 3-day Sewcation? I'm not sure where that came from but I do feel better now that I've gotten it off my chest.
So in the coming days there is a good chance you'll get to see Vogue
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Check out my husband trying to sew. It wasn't pretty



7 comments:

  1. Hope you have a wonderful three days in sewing bliss! You are so right about the way people are dressing down these days. My principal at my school was a very strict dress code enforcer. We'll have a new principal this fall when I go back to fill in for a teacher on maternity leave. It will be interesting to see how it goes under her guidance. I don't go sleeveless just because I have really OLD arms. I would love to be able to go sleeveless though. All the dresses in the stores have no sleeves!!!!

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  2. Have fun sewing! I am going to do the same this weekend. And I'm with you on the dropping standards in the workplace. I am constantly horrified at what my co-workers deem "office-appropriate"

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  3. Enjoy your sewcation and hoping to get some sewing done during my last 2 days of vacation.

    My vision is constantly compromised by the outfits worn at work... And constantly smdh.

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  4. Hope you have a great sewcation! I never really had a problem with office-appropriate outfits.... I was in the Army so we wear only uniforms.... :) But I understand when standards drop!

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  5. Seeing your hubby sitting there trying to sew is so awesome and funny at the same time!! Watch out girl...he may turn out to be better than you!! LOL Kiah

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  6. Thank you for your sweet comment! You have got to check out my girl over here http://narcissaqtpie.blogspot.com/ she did a fabulous maxi with Butterick's 5643. She said she would make me one!! Kiah

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  7. LOL! Your hubby looks like he is giving it a good try!! Girl sometimes the way people dress just takes you there! LOL!

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