The events for this meeting will include a fabric shopping day and dinner, a guest teacher/speaker and a pizza party, and then breakfast with the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Also, I'll be doing some sightseeing on my own the day after the meeting. I already have figured out what I'll wear to most of the events, thanks to the PR Mini-Wardrobe contest. However, I need something to wear to the breakfast with the Lt. Gov.
I've decided to wear a dress. Of course it'll have to be a new dress. I just bought this See&Sew 5593 pattern on my last trip to JoAnn's.
I'm going to mix it up a bit from the red/black/gray of my mini-wardrobe and make it from a brown/orange print jersey and also make a tie shrug to wear over it since it will probably be cold. I should pack for the trip expecting rain, and then be ready for the sun to shine as well. The shrug I want to make is NL 6559. I think it will look great over the dress. My only concern is that the dress has a tie in the back and the shrug has a tie in the front. Sounds like a lot of ties for one outfit.
Since I'm adding brown to my color palate for the trip, I've decided to make another t-top and pants like the gray one I did for the mini-wardrobe. The pants fabric is a pinstripe RPL and the top fabric is a rayon lycra jersey. I'm using the same TNT patterns and I have a leopard belt that might work. If it doesn't, the belt is reversible with dark brown on the other side and I'll wear my leopard print shoes. I may even do some of the same embellishments to this top as I did on the gray one. I need to do the tutorial anyway so this would be a good opportunity to take pictures.
I know my plan sounds ambitious, but I do my best work under pressure. I have today off and don't have any plans for the weekend except to sit at my machine and sew. When I put my sewing under pressure like this, that's when my sewing machine usually breaks down. Good thing I have lots of back-up machines just sitting around! Please pray for the serger and the coverstitch machine though.