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!
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! ;-)