Ahhhhhh….MOPS! Yesterday was our first meeting and it was so great to be back! I even received several daily blog reading confessions from a few moms – Thanks to all my closet readers! You make my day! To those of you unfamiliar with MOPS, it stands for “Mothers Of PreschoolerS” and if you’re a mom without a group of friends to help walk the journey with you, you should REALLY check it out! Here’s the link to MOPS International. They’re all across the nation and even around the world. Not in your area? No worries – check into how you can start a group in your area – you won’t regret it!
Well, since I was going to see my mommy friends, I wanted to be a little casual, but I still had to be at work so I chose my new Anita Jeans, my semi-self-drafted double layer rayon Challis camisole and my Badgley Mischka Jacket (Vogue 1099):
After MOPS & work, we wen’t to Grammy’s house for dinner with the fam. Always lots of fun!
Now, let’s have a true confessions moment here…I LOVE my Badgley Mischka Jacket. I love the shell fabric, the fact that it makes a statement but is still classy, it’s comfy – except for the POLY LINING!! Why, oh why did I use synthetic lining?! It is so uncomfortable against my skin – any amount of heat and it’s sticking to me and gross-feeling! ugh! I realized the error of my poly-lining ways the last time I wore it so this time, I thought I was prepared. Under my camisole, I wore a white cotton undershirt to be a barrier between the top of my back and shoulders and the lining. However it may have minimized my contact with the lining, I had the same gross-feeling problem. I have concluded it will be a lovely fall jacket and even great in the winter with a long-sleeved knit tee underneath, but whilst the heat remains this jacket shall remain in my closet (unless I need it later this month to finish out September, then I will have to think of something to “Make it work”…though I know Tim Gunn would ne’er approve of poly-lining!) haha.
After tidying up my sewing room the evening before I am really feeling an urge to purge. One thing SSS has taught me so far is that sewing is a lot of work (duh) so if I no longer am inspired by a fabric or pattern, why force it? While preparing for September, I tried to not buy too much more than what was already in my stash, but some of that yardage that has been sitting in my closet all this time is still there. They’re good pieces of fabric, they’re just not inspiring me to work with them. If I get some time soon I will clean out and reorganize my closet and list my destash items on etsy. Stay tuned…