My New Footie P.J.s….

Now, I am not against footed pajamas. They are fine and dandy. But…Some things were never meant to have closed off feet…

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And one of those things is jeans…Do these look a little long to you??? I have some jeans made by this brand (Lucky Brand) But these are the “long” variety. I have kind of  short legs for my height, so long jeans didn’t work out that well.  But lo and behold, this is why scissors were made! A few brief snips later, and after a few seams on the trusty Dressmaker, I had myself some great jeans.

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Of course, great jeans need a great outfit, so I went on a closet rummage. The result was pretty good I think, and all in all I’m pretty pleased.

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So here’s to a great pants repair. Cute, functional, comfy…Yeah, can you tell I’m happy with them?

-S.J.

 

Red Refashions

 

 

 

 

 

So, I’ve mostly been doing clothing refashions lately, and I’ve been neglecting you all.

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For this dress, I added on all of the blue accents you can see, plus a panel across the back. Finish with a belt and tada, we’re done.

-S.J.

Even On Dance Days…

Remember about that never-ending project?

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Well here I am again. Sewing, sewing, using it to keep me from going stir crazy because I leave for me performance in a few hours. Well, I will persevere, with both the quilt and the dance.

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-S.J.

Dancers Days…

So, just so you all know, I’ve had bronchitis the past week.  It’s been rough, full of short nights for both me and my mother, and it’s grating on us both. But, the show must go on.

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Dance dress rehearsals wait for no girl, bronchitis or no, so yesterday we ran up to the doctors, got a diagnosis, and then loaded me up on antibiotics and cough suppressant. I went to dress rehearsal today, and did fairly well considering everything that’s happened.  Performance tomorrow, and I pray that everything works out.

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-S.J.

The Endless Project…

We’ve all had those projects that we started…And they won’t end…

I’m being haunted by one of those “phantom” projects right now. It seems to me that no matter how many of the Frances quilt tops I get done,there’s just another one to smile evilly at me needing to be sewn together. AGH! This is driving me crazy! I’ll push through, I just might be crazy by the end.

-S.J.

Summer Is…

Summer to me is…

Scraped up knees from bike…Incidents.

Eating so many cherries, peaches, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc, that my I don’t have room for lunch.

Getting tan lines.

Hating tan lines.

Watching my hair get blonder (Is that a word?!?!?!) and more sun-streaked as the days roll on.

Spending as much time and happiness with the people and things I love that it almost (Note it says almost) makes up for all of the time lost in and on school.

Girls camp!!!!!

Weeks in the mountains riding horses at my grandparents ranch.

-S.J.

Ballet: Hidden Perils

Funny moment of the week: At dance, one of the guys (The prince) Was being “Killed” by the evil wizard. It’s a kind of scary piece of choreography actually, and it involves the prince being thrown around and lifted into the air by the wizard and his minions as a sacrifice.The wizard has a very intimidating “face” (A.K.A. mask) made by my mother.

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Unfortunately, ballet is kind of dangerous, and as the prince was being put down, a minion got in the way, the prince slipped, and it ended with the prince in the bathroom trying to get the split above his eye to stop bleeding. Rather an interesting class….

-S.J.