Sunday, March 14, 2010

A mid-life crisis and a teeny bit of sewing

DH called my plans for Friday a Mid-Life Crisis !

But, apparently, I'm going to have to have another stab at it in a couple of months.

I went for a haircut and a color. To understand my history, I have baby-fine straight hair and not much of it. It won't hold a curl and it doesn't take color well. But, of course, I LOVE to color my hair and I do so knowing that I never know what I'm going to end up with.

I buy boxes of color in every shade from light brown, brown, red, orange red, burgandy red and purpley red. When it's time, I grab a box, DH colors it for me and for less than $10 a box, it's fine if it washes out quickly - and it DOES.

Undeterred, I've been talking about having a peekaboo bit of fuschia (or blue, or orange, or green ;-) ) in my hair for a few years now and decided to go for it on Friday. My stylist was practically wringing her hands in glee !!! You should have seen what she wanted to do. Stripes of electric blue and fuschia all over my head. Hello ? ! I'm just getting my nerve up here, AND I work in an office. They're used to me changing my color and cut regularly but at least it's not neon colors ! LOL.

Anyway, we decided on the electric blue to match the nail polish I had on at the time. Isn't it a great blue ?

She separated my hair from the top of my right ear diagonally to the bottom of the left ear. Top of the head is red, bottom is blue. Then she cut my hair to show the color in the back.

I love the red...I love the cut...the blue ? well...we never know what will happen when we put color in my hair and it was a LOT of work for a navy blue ear and a navy blue cheek - LOL.

A completely new cut for me...

See the underside ? In real life, it's navy-ish !

And the blue ear and cheek....mostly washed out now, thank goodness

Well, it's hair, it'll grow out - or I'll chop it off ;-)

Sewing - did some fixing on three skirts today. I've been putting it off and decided today was the day.

L to R -

M3341 - I messed up the invisible zipper - it wasn't stitched enough at the bottom and when I wore the skirt and unzipped it, the bottom of the zip popped out to the front !

M3341 - the facings at the zipper needed to be retacked down. Can someone tell me why houndstooth photographs so badly ? Geez, it's like a kaleidoscope !

Burda 07-2008-113 - oh boy, it needed to be let out a bit at the waist. I fit this thing, I couldn't tell you how many times, and once it was all done, it was too tight right at the waist. The invisible zip is in the side rather than the back and I WAS NOT taking it out. So, I was only able to give myself another 1/2" of room. We'll see if it did the trick.


  1. I love funky hair! Blue looks cool. You may get used to it and like it too! Nice fingernail polish!

  2. I love the hair! I sometimes have a hot pink chunk on the right side, but it never stays for very long.

  3. My hair doesn't hold color, so I may not be able to follow my Grammy's advice: "A lady never goes gray. She goes blonde." It also doesn't hold a perm. I use hot curlers and bucketloads of hair spray to give my hair any shape at all! You are not alone!

    When I do an invisible zipper, I use the standard zipper foot to put in the seam, so I can get high enough at the bottom of the zipper. It took me a while to figure that one out.


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