Welcome 2019! Asking, nay pleading – please don’t have all the crazy of 2018. We need some calm and sanity to even it out.
My Dress no. 2 obsession (compulsion?) continues into the new year as I finished two more flannel tunics, bringing the number of work wear tunics to ten.
These are both from Robert Kaufman Mammoth flannel, the same fabric as my gold and gray check. I loved that first one because it is thick and warm, important in the winter in my library as all the heat goes up to the open second story, leaving none for the people far below.
This one got back ties.
All the plaid may be a bit lumberjack, but I will be warm and comfortable, and the red and black are my school’s colors so I’m set for spirit days. And hey, I live in the Pacific Northwest. We live for plaid flannel. It goes with our Birkenstocks-and-socks.
I screwed up a bit on the blue and gray version. I was so eager to cut into the fabric that I forgot all about matching the lines on the side seams. I realized it as soon as I finished cutting out the body pieces, sadly too late to do anything about it. I was more careful cutting the red and black.
My plan is to pause on these now that I have two weeks of work days worth now, but who knows when the need for just one more will strike?
I had long strips of left over fabric so I ran a narrow hem up each edge and made two long scarves. I can spend some TV time pulling strings from the end to fringe them.
Wishing you all a warm, healthy, happy new year.