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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

OOTD - Election day outfit

I was at the polls bright and early this morning...6:34 to be exact. Came home and started a task that will be a few weeks in finishing. I'm removing the carpet from the stairs and hallway of our third floor. It's a mess and I can't stand it any longer. I'll later be sanding and staining it. I'm in no particular hurry but I don't want to let it linger on too long. I have a busy week with eye and dentist appointments, bowling, orchestra practice, violin lessons, and teaching at JoAnns. There are enough hours in the day.

I did take a break and snap a couple of not so clear pictures of yet another rendition of Vogue 8815 and the "Kickin' It Old School" skirt.




Thanks to Faye, I now know the difference between Ponte and Ponte Roma. Ponte is 100% Polly and Esther and Ponte Roma is a blend of polyester, rayon and spandex. Ponte is more like polyester double knit of the seventies. Ponte Roma has a softer hand and is drappier. As a skirt it should almost always be lined. Ponte can stand on its own. The top is Ponte Roma and feels great against my skin. The skirt is Butterick 5566. Thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the difference between Ponte and Ponte Roma! I was lucky enough to vote early - last month. Early voting was never available in any other state I've lived in, and it is a nice thing!

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  2. Love this outfit...the skirt, the shoes, the shoes (meant to say that twice) and the peplum top. I must get in on this craze! Nice work.

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  3. I've liked all of your peplum tops, but this one really takes the cake. Maybe it's the brown color with your wonderful skirt - simply marvelous!

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  4. Like the peplum top and your skirt. Also thanks for 'plaining Ponte and Ponte Roma.

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  5. Your needles are smoking aren't they. I love the look.

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  6. Another difference between the two: Ponte Roma is about $5 more per yard! LOL! Nice outfit!

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  8. I love this top. Have the pattern but havent found the time to sew it. Thanks for your review.

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