Sunday, June 21, 2015

Butterick 6183, Vogue 9032 and RTW

Thank you everyone for the well wishes on the new job!

The first "week" (2 days!) went very well. It's a small, quiet office that's really close to home. It only took me 5 minutes to get there in Friday traffic! I am impressed by how well they treat their employees. The digs are decidedly un-fancy, but not only do people hang around and retire from this place (shortest tenure prior to myself and a new IT person that started recently is 13 years) but they close the week between Christmas and New Year! I have not heard of non-manufacturing environments doing this for a long, long time.

I hope to stay here for AWHILE!

When B6183 came out I thought that top was absolutely everything. I made it before in ponte because I didn't want to muslin it :)

This time, I used a cotton poplin with a tiny polka-dot print.

I cut a size 16C (I said recently that the D cup has too much projection for me)
1/2" swayback (need 3/4")
1/2" narrow shoulder
added CB seam
eliminated the zipper and used a hook and eye closure
used my paisley bias tape :)


There's a little excess fabric like I need a tuck at the armscye




Normally I don't really care about my serger thread...but the next few projects I had in mind were light colored so I had a combo of taupe and cream loaded and used it.

But every time I see the inside of this top I'm all O_o LOL!! 

I wore this outfit on my first day and felt great!

I have sewn several pair of Vogue 9032 pants and wanted to try the pleated view. Halfway through making them I went to try them on and absolutely hated them. But since I loved the color and feel of the fabric I decided to finish them anyway, even if they became a wadder. 

I tried to convert them to darts based on great suggestions on IG, but that seemed to highlight my tummy pooch even more than the pleats. 


So, I do not hate them but I hate the pleats. I will wear them only with tops long enough to cover them. 

The top is my copy of the RTW top I made for the Fabric Mart contest last year. Not long ago, FM had knits on sale and they had a black rayon jersey. For SOME reason I only ordered 2 yards. I kept looking at it and thinking, I need a black top but I need to make the "right" pattern. And then it hit me...use the RTW top!!! :) So glad I did. I foresee this one getting lots of wear.

The left is the RTW top and the right was my first version. 


I followed it up with a taupey colored one from a liquidy rayon jersey which I love.

And funnily enough, while going through OLD pics today on my laptop trying to find one of my dad and me, Lookey at what I found:



I had THREE of them before! Hahaha!!!! Smart lady! ;-)

22 comments:

  1. I haven't ventured into pants yet! I'll wait for that torture, I know there will be a lot of fitting and my projects take forever ad it is. I love that top especially the binding and the RTW top, good job copying that!

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    1. Thank you!!

      Hey, you NEVER know! I have far more fitting issues with tops/dresses than pants. Just give it a try!

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  2. I agree, you make tops so much nicer than the RTW ones !

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  3. Look at you with long hair! I've made three of the B6183 and have a few more ideas in mind for that pattern. For a woman that doesn't like to make tops, I love that pattern! Oh and I like your outfit. Glad that you like your new firm and I will be hanging out with you over Christmas break because my new firm closes down for Christmas too!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn!! :)

      I think I want more of that top too. Something about it is just fabulous. Maybe I should try a contrast yoke??

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  4. Everything looks great on you! Love those new Vogue pants - they fit so perfectly and look totally fab - maybe remove the pleats from the waistline on the pattern/make it flat front so you are happier with the tummy area so you can make them again? Congrats again on the new job!

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    1. Thanks!

      Yeah, I'll probably just stick to the other view of this pattern...4 pair of those and I wear them almost exclusively :)

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  5. glad to hear you're loving the new job! gret job on the tops & the pants they look fantastic!

    Helen

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  6. That new job sounds wonderful, I hope that you love it for a very long time. Its so wonderful to have family time at the holidays, congrats on finding a family friendly company.
    I like the pant, I think you make them look so flattering with your outfit choices. Sometimes thing that don't work when examined on their own working the context of an outfit. I think they look terrific.

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    1. Thanks Becki! I agree...sometimes putting an entire outfit together changes things. I did end up wearing them to work the other day with a fitted cardigan in a bright orchid color.

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  7. Looking good. Pity about the pants, but you found a solution. Glad your new job is looking fantastic.

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    1. Thank you! I'm totally growing it out now! :)

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  9. Love your first day at work outfit.

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