"Oh the weather outside is frightful (it actually has been) but the fake fire is so delightful, and since we can't really pay for a date at all, lets stay in and let it fall, let it fall."
I really don't have much experience going on "out" dates. I mean, we do have a LITTLE experience sending some poor teenagers into the psych ward and a childless life after babysitting our children. One day we said enough was enough. We've evened out the world overpopulation problem a bit. Done our world civil duty, and that was it. Date night outs are an endangered species here now. But date nights IN?? We have that one down.
So what does "date night in" attire look like? It has to hit 3 things for me: Comfy, Sexy, fun.
So first up is "COMFY". This is the "while we're still wrangling the children to go to sleep attire.
Super comfy t-shirt and bottoms. Helps if it's playful and sends a message of how I would like the night to go....like this lovely Patterns 4 Pirates Womens Raglan. I made it using solid white knit and Baymax sleeves and added a freezer stencil saying. I adore Baymax. And no, the kids are not getting any of that print.
The shorts are the Madeleine bloomers from Colette Patterns. I made them out of knit rather than wovens to add to the comfiness level. Not going to lie, I feel like I'm Ponyo while wearing them and that gives us something to laugh about.
Now during the transition of "are the kids asleep" before we can really get into any of the good stuff, we will watch a movie or other fun stuff. Have you heard of The Dating Diva's before? It's a group of girls that got together and decided that it would be amazing to create a website all about dating your spouse and strengthening marriages. They are amazing. I had the honor of meeting two of these gals at a Hanson concert.
Yes, I love my husband and he knew full well what he was taking on when he married me.
Back to the topic at hand, you need to check out their site and all their amazing "Date Night In" Ideas. I'm quite partial to their "Go Picasso" idea. ;) ;)
We all know "Date Night In" is going to end in the bedroom. At least I hope that's where it leads......
so that brings us to the "sexy" of it.
I've had the Watson Bra & Bikini pattern from Cloth Habit for a while now and it's kind of like making jeans for myself. I don't know what's been stopping me. For my first bra I think it turned out rather good. I made it out of this fun star jersey knit. The next time I definitely want to add underwires. I also need to stock up on bra fastener's and straps cause this is addicting and custom bra's and panties??? Yes please.
Enjoy your date night in and go check out the other ladies great Date Night In looks!
Tuesday, November 10: Office Attire
Wednesday, November 11: Brunch with the Girls
: Date Night In
: Date Night Out
: Company Holiday Party
: Workout Chic
: Coffee Shop Work/Blog Session
: Touring Your City
: Tailgate Attire
Now let's talk giveaway prizes for this tour!!
For the sewists: Choice of 3 patterns from Cole's Creations, Choice of 3 patterns from Made for Mermaids, Pattern of choice from Patterns for Pirates, Pattern of choice from Scientific Seamstress, Sewing-tee of choice from Sewing Stadium, Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co, Pattern of choice from StitchArt
For the Fashionistas: Set of 6 cards from Designs by Nicolina, 30 minute Social Media/Copy Consult by Gardening in High Heels, Tee of choice from Handmade Escapade, $20 Store Credit from Jenny Penny Designs, Tumbler from Joy+Tren
Cole's Creations | Designs by Nicolina | Gardening in High Heels
Handmade Escapade | Jenny Penny Designs | Joy+Tren
Made for Mermaids | Patterns for Pirates | Scientific Seamstress
Sewing Stadium | Simple Life Pattern Co | Stitch Art
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