Allow me to present my favorite garment of 2013 so far! It didn’t take much to beat the first attempt, but I’m happy to say that I quite like this one… and not just by comparison. :-)
You may recall that the first time I tried Vogue 8854, I found the fit in the armscye/upper chest to be way out of whack. I needed to make significant adjustments, and for once I decided to avoid recreating the wheel. Continue reading
Lest you think I have once again stalled out at the good intention stage, I am posting my first go at Vogue 8854, for home and the www’s eyes only.
It’s not terrible. Really the biggest issue with this result is, as usual, due to fitting. This probably isn’t a pattern that should produce much in the way of fitting problems, but Continue reading
Sewing, that is. How to blog, I’ve clearly forgotten.
So after my many moments with knitting at the end of last year (I do have a couple of finished objects to write up and share!), I am really jonesing to sew. I did manage to whip up a few quick projects — mostly gifts — in the last couple of months, but I haven’t made myself a garment since the Renfrews. Despite best laid plans and all that. I still want to do all of those, but I got distracted by something shiny:
Vogue 8854 / click for source (The McCall Pattern Company)
I’m making the necessary pattern alterations today, and hopefully cutting some fabric! I have a couple of versions that I’m envisioning, but you know I have to wearable-muslin it first before using the fabric I lurve.
Do you have any favorite newly-released patterns that have caught your eye?
For some reason unbeknownst to me, I always seem to be on either an apparel or crafts sewing track. For instance, I am never working on both a bag and a dress. Three shirts at once, yes. Napkins, bags, pillowcases and a stuffed toy — all in the same day — sure, no problem. The two tracks run parallel for me, and my mind can’t seem to process both simultaneously. I have a hunch that they are two different “sports” for me, if that makes sense. Anyway, all of this is to say that I have felt the pull of the garment track for a couple of weeks now, which is part of the reason for my presence trickling to a crawl on this blog. (And why I didn’t make the bag that I planned last week for the Zakka Style Sew Along!) I am much slower and less confident with clothes. But no way to overcome that except with practice, right? So I’m diving in and sharing anyway…