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.


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

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

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

  4. Ooh, a red skirt! Sounds cute!

  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.

    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!

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

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

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

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


  7. Looking forward to seeing your skirt!

  8. Silver on Cassi is quite a striking combination.


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