Before we get started, just wanted to let you know that the giveaway officially ended last night. I will pick a winner this weekend and make the announcement of the winner on Monday. :-) I am substituting on Monday, so it won't be till the afternoon at the earliest, though.
Where: G Street Fabrics for a Pants Patterning Class and to see my dad in a musical (tonight).
Ease of Wear:
(4 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) The knitted dress (
here on clearance) is spectacularly easy to wear, it's basically a normal sweater, lengthened. Of course since I am tall I would have LOVED an additional four inches on it, but since I never wear shorter dresses and skirts, it was fun to be out of my comfort zone. It is a great item to have if I ever want to try drafting my own sweater dress pattern since this one is fitted without being too fitted. I could take the measurements down and create my own (now that I have the tools in my sewing belt to do so).
I took this dress in a size 15-16, which is my "tts" Johnnie b. size.
The opaque tights (
here, you can use code U216 for 15% off all regular priced items) are true to size (I wear a medium) and warm enough. These are not the thick knitted sweater tights that they have in their lineup, these remind me more of HUE tights, which are a thinner opacity. The only downside for me is that there is no control top, but even without that, the tights stay up pretty well, which I appreciate since I have owned tights that do not stay up without a control top.
I had to wear the tights since we were trying on our muslin of our pants pattern that we created last week. Best to have something on your body, unless you are REALLY secure in your shape.
Apparently I did a good job on taking my paper pattern and turning it into a muslin since the instructor only had a few adjustments to make on the muslin, but there is enough change that I will have to redo the muslin completely. Oh, well. :-) Anything to get perfect pants, right?
Cool Factor: (3.5
of 5 stars--5 being the coolest--for both outfits.) My hubby seems to like the outfit, but was a bit "huh" at the tights. They are bright. (Understatement of the year, right?)
It's hard for me to judge the outfit objectively, I think it looks cooler than a lot of what I wear, but since it is so different from what I usually wear, that may be part of my thinking it is so cool. ;-)
Anecdote from the Day: The pants workshop is going well, I can see the light and the vision of what my future trousers will look like, and man, does that feel (and look) good. No more too short pants. No more weird stupid whiskers at my crotch. No more tight butt syndrome, while having too loose of a waist.
The instructor has a lot of great monikers for the butt/lady part region, but had never heard of my favorite, the badonkadonk. Hee. She seems to like it, but couldn't figure out where its origin is. I don't know, either, but country singer Trace Adkins might know since he penned the (oh so awesomeful) song "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk ." Aw, yeah.
Where: Little Gym, Lunch out, JoAnn Fabric Store, and School Pickup.
Ease of Wear:
(4.5 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) The sweatshirt is a touch long so it kept riding up on my bottom, but that happens 85% of the time I wear any top, so I've gotten used to it.
Otherwise, A+ on comfort and warmth.
Cool Factor: (3
of 5 stars--5 being the coolest--for both outfits.) Kind of boring, but some of the details make it a bit cooler (tie at neck, VA necklace from the tru.che etsy shop, the fun star print in the pants, and the neon piping in the shoes). Respectable SAHM wear. ;-)
Anecdote from the Day: So one of the mothers in the Little Gym was a FREAKING Rockette. I mean, how cool, right? Knowing that makes me feel a thousand times better since I was always like how in the bleep is she so tiny and so tall? LOL.
Okay, that's all for now. I have a ton of comments to reply back to, but I will, I hope, soon. Right? It's always, I will, I hope.