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AVON39 Chicago OUTFITS!

This past weekend, my mom and I completed our 3rd Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! It’s 39.3 miles in 2 days and it’s such an awesome experience. I’ll share more on that later, but I wanted to share our outfits first! Last time we walked, we created shirts and had them printed. This year, since I’ve been on such a sewing kick… I decided to make us some outfits! Patterns Used: Bottoms: Matilda Leggings from Spit Up & Stillettos. My only alterations were to lengthen the crotch seam by about half inch to an inch and size down on the waist (I went one size down from the size I used on the legs and it worked perfectly for both my mom and I). I ended up cutting 3 pair because my first was too small… so my sister gets some too :) That’s a wonderful part of having a sister slightly smaller than me — no worries if things come out too small; nothing wasted! :) **UPDATE: Spit Up & Stilettos / Sew Loft Patterns are no …

JANUARY

Reading | Last year I only read seven books all year. This year I’d love that number to be closer to twelve. I obviously don’t read as much as I would like to, but I’ve recently found a little time during lunch at work. Finished Seven Up (always lighthearted fun with Stephanie Plum); started A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian.   Watching | Netflix, of course! We recently finished Season 9 of Criminal Minds. That show is so addicting! Also Season 8 of Psych. Currently watching Season 4 of Being Human (US version); it’s just getting crazier and crazier. I tried to watch the second season of Hemlock Grove but I barely made it through the first episode. Maybe that show is just too much for me; maybe I’ll try again later. Yes, I rarely watch cable but still watch way too much TV :/    Sewing | I only finished one project this month, but I just cut fabric for 3 more, so hopefully I get those going soon. In the process of rearranging our office, …