10 April 2008

Dreaming In Sushi...


We can all be happy that things are evening out for the better this week.

So far.
(I am the eternal optimist)

I had a bit of extratime last week. It was the morning, and I had an hour before I absolutely had to be anywhere...and a piece of folded up fabric, just taunting me. I got this fabric when I acquired the Monkey Yoga fabric. I love all things sushi...to eat, wear, and decorate with (mostly to eat though) My thoughts when purchasing this fabric was to make both a pair of lounge/PJ pants, and a skirt.

I started with the pants using the Built By Wende pattern that came with the book Sew U. I decided to customize the pattern by making the pants into capris and make an elastic waist instead (I'm wearing them to schlep around in, after all) I further customized by finishing off the bottoms with cuffs made from black Oriental lettering fabric and I put in a waistband to match. This is a super simple pattern, but I am not thrilled with the fit. The are a little um...lower in the last then I usually wear...quite simply, I could have used a little more fabric up towards my waist...but, they are comfortable and I can certainly adjust that when I make more pairs...because all in all, they fit well otherwise...I'm just not too into low-rise PJ's.

I also made a patch out of the California Roll part of the material to customize a store bought black cotton tank top. Now I'm ready for when it get's warm here at night...I don't have enough material to make a skirt exactly like I wanted to, so I am going to have to redesign and re-think this a bit before I delve right in...We'll see what I come up with.

Upon visiting one of my
favorite bloggers over at Ampersander Bound the other day, I noticed that I had been awarded! It is a major award in my book, and I thank you so much...you're very sweet! I am quite honored...

The Rules: By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you agree to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least 10. You deserve this! Feel free to award people who have already been awarded.

So...I excitedly present this award to the following bloggers:

Rich at Gadgets Airstream Chronicles
Wende at Evidently
Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist
Molly at Dark Oak Woman
Carol at Velvet Brick
Tombo at Tombo's Blog
Kathy at Mommie Marzie
Tasha at Nutbunny Makes Some Stuff
Mary at Confessions of a Craft Addict
Laura at No Appropriate Behavior
Suzanne at Dragonfly of Blue

All excellent bloggers indeed...visit them soon!

In case any of you check your stats and notice that I was visiting your blog yesterday a few more times than usual...it was because Blogger added this new feature whereas it will post your blog, your latest title and the last time you published...Pretty snazzy eh? Now I'm worried about permanently deleting my other blogroll...sigh.


nuttnbunny said...

I'm blushing! And dreaming of sushi pants. ::now that I type that it seems more than vaguely naughty!::

TomboCheck said...

Dang, yet again with the little miss fancy pants! Looks good, though I think they would make me crave sushi ALL the time if I wore them.

Mmmmmm..... SUSHI.....

Anonymous said...


I am so jones-ing for an apron for my stepdaughters out of that, espcially the youngest (she's in culinary school)...

That is just too cute, my dear.

::sigh:: Oh how I wish I could sew.

Anonymous said...

Aw Shucks! I'm so flattered. :) And I LOVE the sushi fabric. You've got an eye for the fabric!

flutter said...

You are so adorable

Felicia said...

I'm in love with those pants :)

Anonymous said...

Groovy pants! That sushi fabric is one of my favorites.

And I am just so flattered at the honor. *blush* Thank you! I'll have to hang it on the "wall" in my new home. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I'm very honored.

But darn that blogger... like I need to be reminded every time I view a blogspot blog that I haven't blogged on my own site in a day. PFFT. :D

Oh, and I adore Felicia's little avatar.

Mytutorlist.com said...

Ah! Sushi PJ's! That's so fun. Mmm... I love sushi...

Carol Dunton said...

May I just say how honored I am to receive this award from someone whom I look up to in so, so many ways...? Thank you dear friend...you have lifted my spirits and put a smile on the week for me. Love you!


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