Well, after fiddling with the Burda Style top, I decided it wasn't for me. I think it is more suited to a very slender or very straight figure. But do I give up? No!
I want to make a dress for this fundraiser dinner because I shouldn't have to fight with dresses that don't fit or try to buy something. I can sew a dress darn it!
The new Simplicity and New Look patterns were released and right away, 6261 caught my eye.
It's a basic for sure, but basic = room for interpretation! I picked it up at Hancock and yes, worked up a muslin.
Now, I rather like this floral print. However, it is paper or plastic or something. It was $1.50/yd at WalMart and I figured it would be great for muslining and it is.
I did a swayback adjustment finally - and cut a smaller neckline. I did a horrendous zipper application because I just wanted to try it on already(!!!). It's snug in the hip, most noticeable in the side view pic...its struggling! LOL!
I'm going to make a couple tweaks, apply the facings (neck and armhole) and see if I am ready to cut into my fabric. Yay me!
Also - today is my brother's birthday! His hat is almost done. I had to unpick stitches 3 times on the bias binding around the inside. Holy cow. I knew that something would go wrong with me waiting until Monday.
Please excuse the "mugshot" pics.
I'm going to just sew the hat to the brim...hence the pins
From my bedroom window:
I'm not quite sure how long it took him to shovel us out :/ The plowing service finally showed about 1 p.m. Thanks guys.
Until next time! Ooh a few finished items to show later!