Well things have been a little quiet around here sewing wise. After I finished my Minoru, I started on a muslin of the skirt from Simplicity 2215. I should have learned my lesson from the Sewaholic Crescent skirt, but I didn't. Skirts with gathering/pleats that hit at my hips are just not flattering on me. I did not take a picture.
Then I decided to make a Pendrell out of some leftover fabric that I had from my St. Simon's Dress, but it turned out that I didn't have enough fabric. I did have enough of the scraps to make the blouse from the Lisette Market pattern, but I've never made that blouse before, so I decided to make a muslin first because I knew that I'd have to make some adjustments to the bust. Then I discovered that I didn't have any muslin left. Gah!
So, things haven't quite been working out. Then I got sick and had absolutely no energy all of last week. So I read The Hunger Games trilogy! I somehow managed to avoid most of the Hunger Games trailers (it must be our cutting back on TV), so I didn't know much about the books before I started reading them. I started the first book last Monday and finished the third book yesterday. What quick reads! I've mentioned before that I am a huge Harry Potter nerd, which I read back-to-back during the summer of 2007. It was the summer of Potter! I guess this past week was the week of Hunger Games. They weren't my absolute favorite books, but they were interesting enough to make me want to keep reading.
Have any of you read them? If not, I recommend, especially since they won't take up too much of your time! This week I hope to whip through a khaki version of the Lisette Market skirt. As long as I don't get sick again I think it will happen!