Finally I make the shirt that caught my eye in the first place on this pattern envelope! Pattern bought - several years ago. Made a white shirt (short, to tuck in) last fall. Recently (cleaning up strange piles of stuff that grow in various corners) I came across pages torn from a magazine from several years back - with this very pattern, View D circled in marker. Oh well - it's done now. In eyelet, no less! Mine is beige, not white. I even managed to style it! (I'm having fun with this modeling assistant.) Even managed a pair of leggings (capri length) out of the leftovers from the previous dress. Love the leggings! I used an old pattern that I had, Kwik Sew 2303, which is no longer in print. I didn't even realize that I had a pattern for leggings. With all the leggings showing up on other blogs I went digging in the pattern drawers, and there it was - never even used. Leggings are so very comfortable. I was afraid of looking "wrong for my age", aka indecent, but with this length of tunic/shirt I think it works. The ultimate test - mother walked through the door, noticed the new outfit and pronounced it "decent enough". Guess I can venture out into the streets in this get-up. I only had one slight problem with the shirt. The 3/4 (bracelet?) length sleeves look fine. They look particularly fine with bracelets. Unfortunately, they are rather tight, and unless all I plan to do is sit around and look pretty, that makes the whole shirt uncomfortable. Solution was to roll the sleeves up for normal daily activity, but to accomplish that there can be no arms in the sleeves at the time of this operation. So - I'll have to keep in mind what the planned activities of the day will be when wearing this shirt and remember to roll sleeves up before getting dressed when actually planning to get any work done on the given day.
And - that's not all! After the DKNY dress and the leggings there was still some of that brown fabric left - just enough to make this t-shirt.
Again, another OOP Kwik Sew pattern (3120) that I had. I just wanted to try out this raglan sleeve t-shirt. And that's the end of that brown fabric. All the rest of the scraps were cut into Swiffer cloths. Guess that's what's called "good to the last drop".
One last reminder - tomorrow is the last day to leave a comment for the giveaway. On Thursday morning I will make the draw - don't promise to figure out that random generator thingy, but I think that the highly scientific method of putting all the names in a "hat" works pretty well.