Greetings you crazy barn cats. Seriously, no matter what the housecats are telling you it’s ok that you have 8 toes on each foot. We still love you.

OK! So, hot on the heels of yesterday’s rather pathetic post re. time management, here I am with a half a post. Really, a quarter. Rather than pulling together ALL of my fall tops (there are 4), I just pulled ONE fabric and pattern to show you today!

{simplicity 2936}

Pretty basic, right? I know, I know. I was thinking of making another of Colette’s Violet from this fabric – and in fact, view B of this pattern is a LOT like the Violet – with, you know. With different darts, shoulder seams, neckline… I’ve had this pattern since last fall and it’s pretty relaxed and unstructured and I like the finished garment pictures on pattern review, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m trying to bring more actual “blouses” into my wardrobe. I so love me some knit tops!

The fabric is completely nasty. It’s a super slippery ecru terrible…. um, I’m not sure what this fabric is! The pattern comes from the weaving, not from a print. In any case, it’s 100% handmade and likely will make me want to stab myself in the eye with a dollmaking needle.

So there’s one blouse down! Three to go. Full disclosure…. the other three pieces of fabric I pulled for tops are all knits. They’re just so COZY in the winter! What do you guys all wear on your top halves in the winter?? Double gold stars to those chiming in from icy cold climates similar to Minneapolis…

….And WOW! You guys had a lot of good ideas in response to yesterday’s post about my lack of time now that I have a full-time job! From my lightening fast reading of comments it seems that not cleaning, making mr. bug do more cleaning and cooking less ranked as the favorite methods of gaining work-week sewing time. Awesome! I feel honor-bound to confess to all you feral cats that my husband is already the head cleaner and clothes washer of the household. I am head cook and logistics manager. ALTHOUGH, that may change if I can get him to agree that nachos and ramen noodles with ketchup are not actual meal options… except then I might have to clean the bathroom…

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