|~ Chicago Girl is Here to Save the Day ~|
Yeah. From Farkless Fashion.
|~ Chicago Girl after A Good Day's Work ~|
of Fearlessly Farking Fashion From Her to Eternity and Back, with never-ending bravissima beamed directly and otherwise from Miz Baggs and/or Melanie among others who have not been named. Like Shelley of Forest City Fashionista and her list of the Great 8.
|~ You know who you are ~|
But hey, there's way more than 8 Great Ones, right? Do show and tell! Patti's Not Dead Yet Style is a very good place to do it. That's just where I started. And who knows the places you'll go...
|~ like leaving the geese behind ~|
|~ they only cross the road in single file ~|
And you cannot interrupt them.
|~ when I followed behind, they got all discombobulated ~|
|~ so yeah, that's the Chicago Skyline in the mist ~|
It's about a 15 minute drive from here or so. I'm at Montrose Harbor now which is a straight shot East of school, about 5 minutes.
|~ and this is Lake Michigan and my newly made coat ~|
from DKNY Vogue 1074 . It took a long time for me to construct. You can read about it in excruciating detail on my Sewing Daily page if you want. I do like the fabrics used and how it turned out.
|~ hi ~|
Chicago has open lakefront all along the city which is really wonderful. Some areas are like this, others have harbors with sailboats, beaches and parks.
|~ no swimming. no kidding. ~|
|~ Hey, who's that bird on the Nature Trail? ~|
It's the same silk dupioni 'suit' from last post, EXCEPT, with a different under-top and boots. But I also made some alterations for the better. Highlighted here:
|~ added extension strip to fill in one of the gaps ~|
|~ created a 6" double pleat on each side seam to take in excess ~|
|~ added a fringed hem side pocket ~|
|~ added a cargo-type pocket with fringed flap to other side ~|
and I just wanted to show you my coat label...
|~ oh, it's too small to read ~|
|~ yeah, bay-bee ~|
|~ don't forget my first ebay shoes/ boots ~|
Phew what a long (pix-wise) post. But of course, I'm off to Patti and the Visibles Not Dead Yet Style to show my stuff and see all the others, Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell. Come on by.