I don't think I've sewn anything for myself since maternity clothes when I was pregnant with Katie... that would be 22 years ago. I've sewn a few things for the kids and some window coverings and have done a tiny bit of quilting, but that's it. I saw this pattern at Bron's Blog the other day, and then the finished top and, well, I stopped at the fabric store on my way home yesterday.
I had this pattern (McCalls M5357) in my hand along with another that was very, very similar (slightly different design for the tops), but decided that I should just buy one for now and see how it goes. I had a hard time choosing fabric -- that's probably my biggest challenge -- but I made myself buy something. I really need help in that department -- color, print, envisioning.
I'm going to make the longer tunic top with this fabric. I think it will look good with some capri pants that I already have -- two different greens, black -- maybe even with denim. I'm not so much into the wearing of the same print from head-to-toe, though I will admit that I did once have a top/shorts "set" once and I wore it to death. What can I say? The kids were little, it was easy-care fabric and very, very comfortable, and sometimes it's just nice to spend all that time gazing in the closet, not having to think about whether this top goes with that bottom and do these colors look okay together and does this make my butt look big or my tummy pooch show too much. It was tried and true. I don't have it -- or any "set" -- anymore. And I won't.
There's a good antique show this weekend and I'm planning to go tomorrow with Mom. She always likes to be there first-thing, so I guess we'll be there first-thing. I'm actually looking forward to it -- more than I have the past few years. I haven't been in the market for anything in particular in a long time, but keep my eye out for the usual suspects -- pansy stuff, orphaned cabinet photos that strike a chord, "woman's work" things. I did okay last year. ; )
Have a good weekend.