Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Self-Stitched-September: Days 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28

Ok, once again I owe you a major SSS catch-up post due to my continued lack of internets in the new flat. So here goes:

Day 22:

I jump at the opportunity to wear anything other than black, which a day off of work provides me with these days. So I donned my self-stitched red Beignet skirt, bustier top and Saint Cardigan (and self-stitched pants and leopard coat, which almost goes without saying these days) to explore the streets and pubs of my new home town.

Day 23:

Time to give the leopard coat a well earned break by unearthing my self-stitched gold curtain jacket (made several lifetimes and moves ago). This was used to and from work on top of self-stitched black sailor trousers, black T-shirt, Saint Cardigan and pants.

Day 24:

Continuing to dig the yellow/gold curtain jacket along with previously seen self-stitched black Jenny skirt, Port Elizabeth top, Saint Cardigan and pants. I apologise if the boredom of my garment repetition is effecting your eyesight or anything. I went out after work changing my Port Elizabeth top for my stripey T-shirt.

Day 25:

My day at work was too stressful, miserable and generally horrendous to be photographed at the end of it, so you must trust me that it was all going on in self-stitched garments. I’m sure we know each other well enough by now to know I wouldn’t lie to you!

Day 26:

I quit my job at the beginning of my shift of Day 26 with the intention of leaving that very day, but was subsequently wooed with promises of a reduced work load and more agreeable conditions so I agreed to spend a week reconsidering. This occurred wearing self-stitched black Jenny skirt, blouse made from Simplicity 3835, Saint Cardigan and pants.

Day 27:

On Day 27 I entered into negotiations with my boss which resulted in a far more favourable list of duties and conditions than I had even hoped for (shh! Don’t tell him) so I agreed to stay. This was conducted whilst wearing self-stitched black sailor trousers, black stretch top and pants (with Saint Cardigan and the leopard coat making their additional appearance). We went round some friends’ flat that evening so I changed out of my patisserie and coffee grain encrusted black stretch top into my black and red refashioned blouse:

Day 28:

My well-deserved day off is currently featuring my self-stitched stripey T-shirt and grey wool dress with mustard accents. Time to get some sewing done....

20 comments:

didyoumakethat said...

Oh my goodness, it sounds as though you've had a week and a half. And you're still smiling! Well done on all fronts.

Toria said...

Good for you! I'm glad the work situation ended on a good note. You're doing so well in the SSS, I'm very jealous (and embarrassed). Loving your gold curtain jacket, it looks fab!

Scruffybadger said...

Hello! and it's a hurrah from me as well. One observation is that your wardrobe looks so well coordinated & glamorous through restricting your colour scheme... a secret of a successful capsule wardrobe?(not unfortunately practised by me!)

Minnado said...

I am loving the mustard accessories and the curtain jacket looks fab. Hope this week goes more smoothly for you at work.

lazystitching said...

Argh - I so totally covet that gold jacket. It's amazing!
~ Alana

tanitisis said...

I agree with Scurrfybadger---you're looking very put-together and cohesive, anyway :).

I hope the work shapes up. Crummy jobs suck!

Tilly said...

Sorry to hear you had a stressful time at work but glad to hear it turned out ok - well done you. Err and why oh why have I not seen that gold curtain jacket before??! It's amazing!!!!

Reneebies said...

Dang! Ballsy move. Bravo!!

frk.bustad said...

Me too love the gold curtain jacket! Wise to bring it out from the closet! And I'm happy for you that the work situation worked out. Negotiations are impressive! Well done, gal!

Joy said...

I love that gold jacket!

And I'm glad to hear your week ended a little better than it started...

Alessa said...

Hehe, congrats on your good job negotiation skills! :) I'm sure your wonderful outfits helped!

sigrid said...

What a week. And your job sounded crazy too.

Carolyn said...

Your outfits are gorgeous, and glad to hear the horrible work situation is easing up. Brave move!
That yellow jacket is just... stunning. Love it.

Uta said...

I love that yellow/gold jacket! It seems your start in England is a bit rough, and that on top of the move etc. ... I'm impressed you're sewing and keeping up with SSS as well! I hope things look up for you now.

Roobeedoo said...

What a week! Your assertiveness is very impressive! That gold jacket is fab! And I am not feeling repetition at all. Maybe because there is so much black, my eye is drawn to the details - buttons, accessories - and I see them as different each day.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Congratulations on a good negotiation with your boss! I'm glad it went well.

Every outfit is so well put together. And I love your gold jacket!

Fourth Daughter said...

That does indeed sound like a stressful week, well done for hanging in there and still managing to get photos!
Oh and sorry, no update on the SSS famous thing here in Australia...

Ali said...

What a week! I'm sending you happy work vibes from across the planet.

Ditto on the yellow curtain jacket love (I love that color, but am not sure it loves me).

jessica said...

Super loving that last outfit ... those stripes + gray + mustard accents are killer. Must ... try ... similar ... combo ;-).

BTW, if you're staying on at your job, I've got some black fabric sitting in my stash that I'd love to send your way (and other little goodies). Any chance you could send me your address? snowmanscraps [at] gmail.

Zoe said...

Hi everyone!

Thank you all for your sweet and supportive comments, they really made me feel better about things this week. It's been tough but things are getting better and I love that I can share all kinds if things and lovely peops have got my back!

The 'ballsy move' seems to have paid off and things are way more manageable at work now and our new homelife is starting to settle so hopefully there will be more time and energy for the more important things in life, such as sewing and blogging! Thanks again everyone,

xxxxxxx

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