Oooo...lots of new goodies this week, but I am especially loving all of my NATO bedsheet creations!
Heading out for some shopping with my bestie, Stephy
Pants: Burda 8488
Dressed for uber comfort and maximum style. Hold onto your hats, DSW!
Ah, work clothes. I never stray too far from you.
Skirt: Simplicity Amazing Fit 2475
I was distracted by watching the Coast Guard set up shop outside our windows, but also by a piece of lumber that I initially thought was a body floating in the Millennium Spire hole. We have been using the binoculars a lot this week while watching the city set up for the NATO summit.
We made several attempts to take good pictures, and this was the best one of the bunch. I had just had three molar cavities filled and the entire left side of my jaw was completely numb. Good news: only two more out of the original cavities are left to be filled. Somehow, this doesn't reassure me.
Sweater: Altered black sweater - taken in on the sides and sleeves adjusted
Skirt: refashioned shorts to skirt
Work clothes again, but at least I can eat solid food today - hooray!
Dress: New Look 6643
I love this dress. I love the purple plaid and sheen of the fabric - it's got enough give to be comfortable during the day and enough color to enliven the office environment.
This dress has a post all its own tomorrow...
...but for now I can tell you that it's Vogue 8685
NATO Summit work from home day!
Cheese, crackers, and pears - delicious!
This outfit was one of the best parts of the day...
OCCUPANTS! (My friend came up with the name - he gets all the credit here)
Top: Refashioned t-shirt from this cardigan
Bottoms: McCalls 6514
The pants are made from old bedsheets, so the color varies on each piece based on the amount of wear in each area. They are definitely threadbare and a bit holey, so they are strictly housepants. However, they are very comfortable housepants, and I am so very pleased with them!
No pictures due to a going away party that got a bit crazy (I was wearing this dress) - I totally forgot my camera, but would like to share with you a quote from my friend, Dan:
"It takes me a while to grasp onto things. It took me forever to catch onto monkey bars."
I laughed so hard I ugly cried.
NATO Summit is well under way! We've been listening to helicopters all morning and the harbor is practically empty.
I made something special for the occasion - an ACTI-VEST. I tried pairing these with the Occupants, but it was just too much grey bedsheet action for one outfit.
Shirt/Vest: Simplicity 5800
Shorts: Refashioned jean shorts
This is an incredibly comfortable piece, and definitely fitting for a day when we cannot leave our apartment. I got the pattern from the NYC meetup, and it's only taken me three months to complete it - I despaired over every single step - so many facings! A drawstring! Buttons! For some reason, I felt overwhelmed. I'm glad it's done, but I probably won't attempt this pattern again.
Well friends, I hope you are having an amazing weekend! I am off to grab my binoculars and look for any action happening outside.