Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Look 6704

Project in progress, a basic shirt from New Look, reviewed many times at Pattern Review. I made a muslin of this many moons ago. Not sure why it became a UFO but now it's back in action with a fine cotton sateen that came from Gorgeous Fabrics, also many moons ago. The fabric is such a pleasure to work with. Lots of careful topstitching...and of course some careful unstitching of seam, serge finish, and topstitch when I sewed the right front yoke to the left front bottom and the same with the left. I didn't even notice until it was time for the front band, then I thought, wow, that neckline looks funny and oh, look at the armscye! No problem, it's fixed now.

I borrowed long sleeves from OOP New Look 6705, which is so OOP that they have a new pattern with the same number now. The sleeve is boringly plain, I'll have to think of something for a cuff. And then there are buttons. Of course nothing in my button stash suits which means I need to go to a store, something that will have to wait until the mud and potholes from the snow in our dirt road have calmed down enough for me to drive my small car.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Onion 1038

Another case of pattern seduction. I love the look of the style but this coat does not look good on me. Too bad because those princess seams have such a pleasing shape visually. Just not on my body so this pattern will not go past the muslin stage. On to the next project, New Look 6704.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Onion 1038 Muslin