So I really don't remember when I finished this skirt because I've worn it so many times. I finally made something work appropriate and my co-workers loved it and I absolutely adore it. I traced a size 38 and no pattern alterations were necessary - it fit just right.
I purchased this fabric with the gift card from Gorgeous Fabrics Mimi G sent me. It has some elastene in it so its perfect for long hours at a desk.
Over all I'm a SERIOUS BWOF convert. Their silhouettes are so refreshing and aside from the whole tracing ordeal haven't found my self requiring much fitting time....I'm in love....but not convinced enough to pay for the subscription, lol.
********So I alluded to something earlier I just want get back to it. I CAME OUT THE CLOSET AT MY JOB ....the couture closet that is. I mentioned to a co-worker that I sew and she ran me down the following week to be featured in a "celebrating our own series" which celebrates the talent of our colleagues. I actually brought in my work and was interviewed Oprah style in front of a room of men and women employees. and to my surprise the organizer contacted my boss' boss to come in. He couldn't make it he so he sent some kinds word about me that was read out loud. Later on, in a mini town hall my boss' boss' boss mentioned my talent's recognitions in front of all the people in my division..... I was flattered and half way mortified.
Ok that was a mouthful but this was a huge day for me. I chose the title of by blog as statement and proclamation that you can have your cake and eat it too. We can pursue a fab career yet not suppresses our domestic desires..revel in them even. But before that day I only considered my audience ..you, the creative person...wherever you are who might be inspired to pick up a piece of something and make something after a long day with the kids...long day of lectures...or the crazy work day because you are worth your OWN time to explore You!
This is my philosophy, my mantra. however I forgot something. My audience is actually everyone I ever have the fortune to connect with, including my co-workers AND managers. Because I work at a large investment bank (stiff suits, old boys club, etc) I suppressed my girly side at work in fear that people would take me less seriously. So much so, that I wouldn't even share a drop of emotion when my Honnie called me. And I especially did not have ANY intention on sharing my after hour activities.
However, Cindy's expose did the very opposite of damage. People felt like that knew more about me and I had an entry point into conversation with so many people. Slowly but surely I dropped my barriers and embraced just being myself at work. Since I have convinced 2 people to explore their creative side in a new way and the kicker...I'm so much more confident and proud of my work (in and out of the office).
This happened the week of my B-Day but I wanted to share after the dust had settled. :-)