Choices, Choices, Choices for another Bridesmaid Dress

When I turned 20 my cousin told me EVERYONE I knew would be getting married. It really seemed that way for the next few years. In one year I attended 6 weddings, 2 of which were on the same day! In my later 20’s things slowed down again and my friends were split right down the middle into “married couples” and “single-ish” people. This year I turned 30 and I have 3 weddings, plus my own, to attend in the next year!

I have to say weddings in your 30’s are infinitely more fun than weddings in your 20’s. The brides and grooms have had a few years settle into who they really are and have now been to enough weddings to really decide what is important to them. (Skip the unity candle.) Honestly, 10 years ago I don’t think I would have known myself well enough to say, “No, we don’t want to toss the bouquet or the garter.” No one wants to be singled out for being single and then have the entire room shouting that they are not complete unless they are married soon. Blech!

One of my best friends and old roommates is getting married and I am honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding next year! Erin has definitive tastes and her wedding is definitley going to reflect that! It will be in a concert venue with 3 bands and a retro rockabilly theme. I’m bringing earplugs!

Erin 2

On to the dress!

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Seamwork Moji Pants

I am on a Seamwork pattern-making kick! The Moji pants are the only pants pattern offered by Seamwork, so far. I am in need of new pants for work. My work pants of choice are $60 per pair from Torrid, and I have 2 left that have seen better days. YIKES! The Moji are sort of a trendy, slouchy drawstring pant that look like they would work for casual days at work. The trick here will be to walk the fine line between slouchy and frumpy. Obviously the adorable model looks great in them but she and I couldn’t swap clothes, you know? I run 22-24 US sizes in pants.

I bought a black mystery suiting fabric on clearance from a local fabric store. It has <5% stretch, it is clearly synthetic, and it was $3 a yard. That’s really all I can tell you about it. It looked like it would make “professional” pants. This is the first time I have used my new shiny deluxe OLFA rotary wheel with a pinking disc to cut it out and it is AWESOME!

Moji 2

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