Its a rainy spring afternoon and rain means my roofer husband, Pj is home from work. I do love rain days. Sometimes we run errands or go see a movie or tackle a big project while the kids are in school. Today is my favorite kind,  a rainy sewing day.

Last night we visited my mother in law and I asked her to cut my hair. Last time she cut it, she gave me a middy inspired cut and did an amazing job.  This time, she just gave it a trim and cut it blunt, straight across. I've been having a hard time reaching the back of my hair to put it in rollers so I thought this would be easier on me. My former layers didn't roll in the hot rollers very well either so it was probably time for a little chop. Today's hot roller set was much easier!

I had a big stack of stretchy-type pants that needed to be taken in. I added a split seam on some of them for a more vintage vibe. I may add some trim or cute buttons to some of these at a later date.
I also had two thrift store pants that I bought recently. I have such a hard time finding pants that fit well that I like. I almost sewed a few pairs but I really wanted to spend my fabric budget on dresses and tops instead. I found these too big pants at a thrift store and I thought they had potential. With some fitting and marking and a quick run through the machine, they were looking much better!

I made this adorable tiger print knit top a few months ago. It was my first time sewing knit fabrics and I was a little nervous but I found several helpful articles online and it was actually really easy to work with. I used the 1960s reprint of Simplicity 1364, View A , which is my new favorite top, similar to the Vivien of Holloway slash neck top.


Outfit: tiger slash neck top- made by me |  pants- thrifted  |  pom pom slippers- gift from my mom