Hi All! I'm on my way to Maui. I ended up making a few things for the trip:
My nautical strip knit vest, my beach cover-up/pjs, and another shirred skirt in a chambray. I don't have pictures yet, but I should get one or two on my trip. It was the quickest thing I ever made. Only about an hr and 1/2 from start to finish and that is because I made lined patch pockets which I chose not to use. I also am bringing my zig-zag dress. Also, I refashioned a skirt that I had for at least 4 or 5 years. When I lost some weight about 2 yrs ago, most of my RTW skirts didn't fit anymore. I finally had the confidence to rip open the side seam without the zipper, take the skirt in about 2 inches, and then cut about 6 inches off the length. It used to hit me at my high calf, now it is a few inches above the knee :)
Also a big THANKS to Faye of Faye's Sewing Adventure. She just made a "wild" zebra-print jacket. Check out the finishing she did to the seams! Also, Roxy's Mum and Mary K., Thank you!
This blog has been a big confidence boost for me. I can actually see myself improving, and your comments are great. Thanks for the feedback. It's been a lot of fun to post the things I have made and I love being part of the online sewing community.