nursing tops and dresses SWAP

Florida (sewing) daydreaming

I have picked out three new pairs of shoes. Well, one new pair, and two others I like. They’re all based on that Sketchers mary jane shoe that’s so popular (that I’ve had for a long time, in light blue mesh). Only I’ve picked out patent black, a jane and a crossover jane, and gold peep toe (for summer). We’ll see. It’s fun to have a wish list though.

Tonight as I was nursing the babe down, I was thinking of the two CJ jackets in the UFO pile. I want to finish those. The batik floral one will be perfect for Florida. I may crop the sleeves to 3/4 and add the rickrack trim to them too. The red suedecloth will be great for now.

It’s very late, after midnight. But I’m not sleepy (damn decaf at 4pm) and I’m a little bit selfish- everyone else is in bed, and I’m staying up for a while. I’ll have to settle down at some point here soon, with some sort of reading material!

So let’s have fun with Florida sewing daydreaming:

I will take the red floral dress for sure.

Then, add in a jacket, the red and white floral. not to be worn with the red dress, though. I’ll bring a black cardigan for that.

pants: wide leg white, wrinkle free faux linen. Could also be oatmeal linen look.

Two tanks or camis – the teal tank, a floral tank – the CJ one perhaps (my thought there about nursing is a shelf bra with overlapping openings perhaps).

A bathing suit

A sarong skirt. Possibly the skirt from the Butterfly Tops and Mock Wrap Skirt from Hot Patterns.

A sleevless nursing top in a floral, possibly one of the Japanese cottons Sue is sending. If the babe is still nursing, as I expect her to be. A tie front version of the vest style NC207?

And two pair of shorts – the denim Janina short and a new one, possibly the Vogue Elements side zip shorts.

Aah it’s so nice to daydream about a Florida (or Caribbean) trip isn’t it? It’s cold, gray and wintry out. I’m months away from sandals and shorts. And sewing for same. And summer went so fast…too fast this year, I think. We were still shivering in May, I was thinking denim coatdresses, not sundresses, and then fall zipped by faster than you could say “sew a plaid BWoF cape” and it’s winter already!

For the babe, I found some really cute BWoF patterns in some old issues – one piece rompers in cute japanese cottons, knit tops out of the leftovers from my CJ knits (she’ll be the most stylin’ tot ever). So I plan to make her at least a couple summery outfits to take on our trip too.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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