I have been running around like a crazy person in preparation for Viva Las Vegas! But my projects seem to be under control. Remember when I said I wasn’t going to do any other projects specifically for VLV except for my black sleeveless sweater? Neither do I.
New jean snap attached to Freddie’s jeans? Check! The snap fell off awhile back and I’ve just been using a belt to hold it closed but finally got around to fixing it.
Navy Heyday slacks hemmed? Check! I swapped out the buttons last month and finally hemmed them last week. Talk about waiting until the last minute… I must have bought them over 6 months ago!
Red blouse to match my capris completed? Check! That was done with plenty of time to spare.
Skirt fastener sewn on castles skirt so I can finally call it complete? Not done yet, will do this tonight. This skirt has been 99% complete for weeks but I finally got the right kind of fastener, a hook and bar type (even though I’m still not totally pleased with the result, but at least it’ll be hidden by a belt).
A pair of Mel’s pants hemmed? Fail, I forgot I didn’t have the right color thread and ran out of time to procure any.
Zoo animals skirt to match pink elephants sweater completed? The skirt is sewn, the fastener is on, but I still have to hem it. Fortunately my rayon seam binding arrived and I can give it a whirl. I plan to sew it to the free edge of the hem and then blind stitch the hem by hand. I got this idea from several of my vintage pieces that are handmade (and some that were ready-to-wear, too). I wouldn’t ordinarily be trying out something new 3 days before vacation but it seems pretty fool-proof. The skirt is essentially two rectangles pleated to form a circle skirt so there’s not even any fullness to worry about. The only bad thing about the outfit is that I never did find a wide belt the right color in time, and I’m a bit lukewarm on how the whole ensemble looks. It’s one outfit that might get rotated out. Or I may wear it with a black top, belt and shoes and throw caution to the wind and pretend that the dark color in the skirt isn’t brown (here’s a fabric sample). I did discover my pair of gorgeous brown vintage peep toes that I was going to wear with this outfit appear to no longer fit me (I am horrified at that one!). So we’ll see.
Two pair of earrings made to match outfits? Check! Those were my tutorial earrings.
Black sleeveless knit blouse completed? Check! This seemed to take forever since it was such a boring knit.
Briar Rose knit-along post made? Fail. Sorry guys!! I clearly didn’t plan well enough for vacation and the knit-along at the same time (due in large part to the above-mentioned black sleeveless knit blouse needing to be knit in time for our trip). Due to this, I am pushing back the deadline a bit, which I expected might happen anyway to give everyone enough time.
Now the final cast off date will be June 1st. I hope I’m not the only one this helps out. 😉
Phew! I don’t even have time to post about my weekend, which included the Modern Vintage Chicago show. I’m down to the wire and in full-on vacation planning mode. I’m second guessing a few of my outfits and trying to decide what to do about that. There aren’t enough days and nights of VLV to get in everything I planned to wear. Do I take an extra couple of dresses just in case I have a change of heart once I’m there? Hmmm. We are staying on 3 extra days after, moving to the Flamingo and doing nothing but relaxing—a vacation from our vacation, if you will. So I will actually need more clothes than just for VLV.
I woke up this morning to snow and slush (a spring record). Let me tell you… am I ever ready for Las Vegas weather!