Thursday, February 16, 2012

Victory is mine!

I finally finished my taxes yesterday, so I'm giving myself a sewing day today!  Yay!

I'm starting the Victory Patterns Madeleine skirt.  I'll be doing this without the suspenders, but with the pockets.  Pockets!  Big ones!  Hurray!

I printed out my pattern on Tuesday, and this morning I trimmed all the pages while watching an old episode of Dragnet on Netflix:  it had three vintage commercials too!  Two for cigarettes (!) and one for Grape Nuts.  Yummy.  (The Grape Nuts, not the cigarettes.)

While that was going on, I washed and dried the red cotton twill I'll be using.  And now I'm putting the pages together:


I'm hoping to get my fabric cut out today, and then I'll have to go to the fabric store for a zipper.  I'm very excited.  I've been wanting a red full skirt for quite some time.  I think this one will have just the right amount of fullness for me - I find circle skirts make me look poufy in my tummy.  Because I am!

And I did stamp my nails yesterday.  They didn't look as great as they did in my mind:

Zoya Cassi
stamped with China Glaze Millennium
and Konad plate m66

And I got significant shrinkage because I used Seche Vite topcoat.  I've found that Zoya polishes can take a coat of Seche Vite on the second day without shrinking, but if I use it on the first day, it's just asking for trouble.

12 comments:

  1. Loving the nail ! And cant wait to see that skirt sewn right up :-) I bet it will look lovely in red. xx

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  2. Hooray for you! I haven't even started my taxes yet, but I did think about them, does that count?!

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  3. Yay for Victory and for being done with the taxes. Puffy in your tummy? As if!

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  4. Ooh, a red skirt! Sounds cute!

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  5. Excited to see how the skirt comes out!

    I bought Seche Rebuild base coat, and get zero shrinkage with Seche Vite... Even with my Zoyas. I love it because I love the glassy finish Seche Vite gives me and don't have to deal with dreaded shrinkage.

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    1. I'll have to give that a try. I love the glassy finish Seche gives, and it dries faster than anything else. But the shrinkage really gets under my skin!

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    2. Have you tried Essie's Ready to Go? Fast fast fast!

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    3. I love Good to Go - I always use it when I use Essie polishes!

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  6. That's a lot of skirt, Gail.

    But, of course, the nailz, we love polished nailz.

    hugz
    Gerry

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  7. Looking forward to seeing your skirt!

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  8. Silver on Cassi is quite a striking combination.

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