Well, it's not as cute as I had hoped it would be, but it's OK. I think everything turned out well on it and the fit is fine except for the upper back. I already took the front and the back in at the neck edge, and shortened the elastic on the sleeves, but the sleeves still want to fall off my shoulders. I guess I will have to put in some kind of lingerie stays to keep my bra straps from showing, but I'm lazy about doing stuff like that.
Next up, I have a temporary plan for the spring and the mini wardrobe contest at Pattern Review. Birgitta helped me pick out some of these combinations when I was at her house a few months ago, so I'd really like to get started on this. I'm adding in a dress because this dress has been on my wish list for a couple of years now. I can wear the dress with either blouse over it to make it look like a skirt or the blouse to be more like a jacket. these are the kind of clothes I will need this spring and summer. I'm not sure yet on the pattern for the white blouse but this is what I've picked so far. The white fabric for the blouse is absolutely gorgeous swiss cotton that Birgitta and I got in LA. I've been looking for the perfect thing to make with it and this blouse/top may be it. It is a burnout cotton and the raised design is very intricate. The color looks off in the photo, but it is a nice soft white.YOu'll need to click on the picture to actually see it I think
Monday, April 27, 2009
And now for a blogger question. why is it that usually in the "compose" mode I can grab the corner of a picture and change the size, yet sometimes (like on my last couple of posts) it does not work?? I don't think I'm doing anything different.