Saturday, March 03, 2007

Playing Catch-up

Well, I haven't had much time to post on my blog and I feel like I'm really behind. I have been doing some sewing though. A couple of things that worked out great and a couple of frustrations. The biggest frustration was the HOT PATTERNS Miss Moneypenny Prim and Proper Jacket. I love this jacket style and finally, after 2 muslins, got a great fit on the bodice. However, the sleeves are ridiculously small, and even after increasing them by about 3 sizes, they would be skin tight on my arm with nothing underneath. I could go on and on about this, but I'll save it for another time.
I did finally find a pants pattern that I really like the fit on and it's from the newest Burda WOF magazine, 2-07. Of course, I had to increase the hip and thigh several sizes in order for it to fit everywhere else, but I plan on using this pattern as a base for all other pants patterns. This is the first pair of BWOF pants I have ever made, but I'm really pleased. BWOF loves invisible zippers, but I'm not so sure if its the best for pants. It tends to get stuck right where the waistband seam meets the pants.

The other project that went together well and looks nice is the Bergman Blouse from Loes Hinse patters. I used a waffle-weave silk that I got in a Fabricmart bundle and it might be a little too firm for this project, but it still looks nice. I will definitely make this again. I think it would also be really nice in a knit.

I've been trying to get some sewing projects in because I am going in for neck surgery on Tuesday. I don't know how long it will be before I can sew again. I am determined to find a way!