Well, I DO want to sew and sew and sew but...I don't want to create a whole bunch of orphans. I totally want to add more dresses though and am auditioning some patterns.
I decided I needed to tackle some of my UFOs. And then I wondered why I had so many things that were seemingly awesome at the time, languishing.
Mint light ponte peplum (needs finishing;hems and neck binding)
Colorful ITY dress (needs hemming)
Drape top in striped jersey (Needs a new neckbinding and hemming)
Cowl top in ITY (more info below)
Wool jersey cardigan (needs sleeves and then finishing)
And the S2443 jacket that I started last June. I can only imagine this jacket scared me off because of the sleeve detail. I had not done plackets before at the time that I cut this and was probably intimidated.
But look at that placket of awesomeness!!! :)
At the time I remember doing some fitting but honestly cannot tell you anything besides:
I cut a size 14
I did a narrow shoulder adjustment (1/2" is standard for me)
I remember fitting the darts to me vs. sewing them as marked.
But that's it.
I ended up lining my pockets because I was having a tough time shaping them; that worked out well. And instead of turning the little (useless) stripes between the pockets I just folded in half, stitched a 1/4" seam to the jacket front and then folded down and topstitched around -- much cleaner.
Once I started on the sleeve I realized my big ole arms weren't going to work with the band as sized. But the sleeves are gathered so much that I just 'added' 2 inches via releasing some of the gathers.
I realized after doing some awesome stitching that I was supposed to use two D rings. Oops. So I did some more awesome stitching to just hold the tabs in place.
The verdict: I LOVE IT!!! I'm so glad it fought it's way out of the UFO box!!!!!
Next up was the New Look 6108 cowl necked top in the printed ITY. Another one that was started many months ago.
I had accidentally serged the cowl facing to the back armhole and got all disgusted and threw it in a box. Again, so glad I didn't toss it because I really like this fabric! Although I have to say I like the M6078 cowl top better. It just drapes/sits better. But the fabric!!!!!
I wore it yesterday with my black skirt and a grey cardigan to an informal interview with a recruiter. The lady in line in front of me had on the tightest pants ever and a top that was shredded in back. Guess I'm a little different! LOL!
I've now given myself one more thing to sew for the contest because I've decided I have to have this top.
Hope to get all my photos done by this time next week because next Thursday I'll be picking my mama up from the airport - YAY!