Monday, April 1, 2019

April Fool's and wardrobe add on

I hope the rest of the month goes better than today. After getting up bright and early this morning, 8 a.m. to be exact, I rushed off to an eye appointment for a checkup for a previously performed procedure. Imagine my surprise when they can't find me on the day's appointments as I remember the appointment isn't until Wednesday! April Fool's to myself!

Next, I spent more than an hour creating a blog post only to realize I lost it out somewhere in cyberspace...April Fool's again. Hopefully this time it'll work. I'm not sure this qualifies as a new make because the cardigan was made about 10 years ago and although I hadn't worn it more than twice, I couldn't part with it. The pattern is Simplicity 3634 view D. The ITY-like, faux-lace fabric is from Walmart. I made it right about the time I really started perfecting FBA's and I totally screwed up the alterations on the tank top. While I did wear it a few times, I hated the fit. I eventually threw it out. Fast forward 10 years and I decided to remake the tank and add the two pieces to my core wardrobe. Yes, I still had the fabric. Initially I liked the fabric so much that I went back to the store and bought the remainder of what was on the bolt...4 1/2 yards. (There's still quite a bit left. Maybe I'll make a dress). Maybe I didn't remake it before now is because it took me this long to locate it in my stash?? Could be, who knows.


I didn't use the Simplicity tank pattern this time. This time I used McCalls 6559 which I've altered from the original maxi dress. I love the back, cut-in armhole design.Frankly, I like it so much that this is my go-to tank top pattern. BTW I scored this cool hanging display last weekend. I somehow ended up at the local mall and took a quick walk through. Charlotte Russe is going out of business and selling everything including the fixtures. This supposedly plus-size, hanging display was a mere $10. I couldn't pass it up. It'll come in handy when I don't feel like using my Duct tape dressform which has my measurements to a tee.

Below, I've styled my "new" twinset with my Wardrobe skirt. Love it! Don't love some of the expressions on my face though. The photographer (husband) wanted to know why the funny faces. Excuse me! The faces are because you don't know what you're doing and I'm probably trying to explain it to you and you'res not listening...just snapping away like a maniac!

Then again, I could have been shooing the dog away from photo-bombing me. Either way these two pieces are a great addition to my Wardrobe. Stay tuned.


  1. I really enjoyed ALL the facial expressions and the twinset and skirt is so classy!

  2. Another lovely combo ... FIESTA ;)

  3. This looks great! The faux lace fabric is really pretty.

    I'm really glad you used the McCall's pattern for the tank. I've been wanting a racer-back type tank but not wanting to spend money on a pattern. I have this pattern in my to-make-someday stash, so I guess someday is now!

    1. Glad to have inspired. I like the pattern because it's a faux racer back. I can wear a regular bra but the straps don't show. I'll be using it again and again.