I am all buzzed and full of mojo and wanting to sew everything I see. Every new blog post and pattern review sends me in another direction. I want to sew it all.
I'm making progress on my S1699 muslin. I think I'll be ready to cut the pattern this weekend - yay!
In the meantime, I started to cut Vogue 1378. This pattern is crazy, okay?
SO many oddly shaped pieces!
The top has one odd half seam. There are no final garment measurements on the pattern. none. No bust, hip, length - no measurements. I'm going to cut a 14 and hope it doesn't turn me into a sausage. I'm using a sage/olive green jersey from FabricMart.
The pants? There are also NO measurements printed on the pattern tissue. AND there are no sideseams. I pieced the side together to measure and try to figure out what size to cut. I'm really torn between the 16 and 18. I do not want them to be loose and I do not want them to turn me into a sausage. The theme is to avoid casing. Avoid casing. Avoid casing.
Hey, those were the things I had on my nightstand. LOL!
Accounting for seam allownace at the inseam, the crotchline measurement of the size 16 is just about 27". My measurement is 26". The front crotch length is about 2" too long (seems to be typical for me to have to remove 1 3/4 - 2" at center front on pants). The back is about 1 1/2" too short (also typical for me). These will be done in black ponte (I heart black ponte).
Otherwise, I've cut view C of what is already one of my favorite patterns, McCall's 6844.
It'll be done in this slinky knit, again, from Fabric Mart. It almost looks like athletic wear material??? I dunno, I like the color! It's like a steel grey/slate blue.
I am also jonesing to try a Style Arc pattern. They've just lowered shipping for a single pattern -- well two because they always have a 'free pattern of the month' -- so I can get the Chelsea pant that I want and the Lola pant (free pattern) for just around $19. It feels worth it!!!
They have a really modern aesthetic and I *love* their recreation of celebrity looks (HERE) - even if I'm not a fashion maven.
In knitting news, I still need to finish my second blue sock. I would also like to make myself a sweater just to say I made myself a sweater. I owe my husband a hat too! I agreed to be a pattern tester for a new sock pattern and the estimated time was 8-10 hours. Great! Uhmm, I didn't notice it had cables. I'd never done cables. It is taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R. I have to be done by Monday. Holy cow.