How is everyone in blogland? I have a couple completed projects to show you!
First up is the navy knit dress, New Look 6922, that I made a week and a half ago (my 5-garment weekend).
Not sure if you can tell, but this is a disaster on many levels. First, I apparently temporarily forgot what I’d learned about flat pattern measuring. There is not enough room in the belly area, so it draws attention there. Dealbreaker! There’s also horizontal lines where it’s pulling across the bust… FBA needed there. So since the fabric can’t skim over that area, I get this weird effect above the bust. I’m deciding whether to Goodwill it or hang onto it for summer PJs. ETA: Costs: pattern: $4, fabric: $6.37
Next up is Simplicity 2377. Once in a while I make my daughter a dress, which she is mildly interested in and happily wears. We’d found some Wow Wow Wubbzy! fabric at Walmart before they got rid of their fabric, so we bought a yard and a half with the idea of eventually making it into something. She didn’t have any ideas (not realistic ones anyway), so I made this dress last weekend. She wore it to school with tights yesterday:
Cute, huh? I measured her and was shocked… she’s all over the place, size-wise! She’s only a 3 in chest, waist and hips, 6 in height, and an 8 (!!!) in the torso! My mom makes her pajamas with a peasant style top, and I’d always noticed that the tops were really baggy. Well, this would be why! I’ve got a tiny supermodel! LOL
I still have to get pics of a couple projects: Jalie yoga pants (wearing them now!), McCall’s long skirt (forgot the number), Kwik Sew 3592, and a Burda wadder top. Stay tuned!