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Fashion Star
What an absolutely brilliant marketing tie-in to update the standard reality contest show!  The fact that the winners' garments are available for sale at either Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, or H&M (in NYC stores and online) the next morning is a stroke of genius.  Am I wrong in this?  I've read some pretty disparaging reviews of the show, but really?  I love the concept. 

Maybe you have to have been involved to some degree in the industry to appreciate it?  Could be.  Either way, I am inspired to stop procrastinating and start sewing up the funky shirt for J that I've had cut out and sitting impatiently in pieces for two weeks now...  thank you, Fashion star! 

The birthday surprise shirt that I made for J back in January was a huge hit--brown fabric with  a subtle pattern combined with a contrasting inside cuff and collar band paired  with pale blue piping detail at the western-style front and back yokes.  He has  worn it frequently and always gets compliments on it... which alwas makes me  smile. 
The Surprise Birthday Shirt
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New Shirt In Progress
So... 
Pumpkin Pancakes (made from scratch) consumed--check. 
Costa Rican Crack Coffee x 2 cups--check. 
Walk around the neighbourhood with the furry boy-check. 
Procrastinating about heading out for a swim... well, yeah.  But in fairness, the sun is too high and I'll burn to a crisp at the moment, so I plan to go later.... really.  So technically that's almost a check--right?  Check.

... on with the day!  Have a great one!
 


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