Oh what a lot of work! And I mean that literally. This is my busy time of year at work. June 30 is our fiscal year end.
For today I am FINISHED. (The year won't be completely closed til mid August so.... summer is my busy time) Oh, and the really good thing about my job is that everybody is happy how hard I worked all weekend and I will get some flex time. And you know I'll get some sewing in!
So here is my capsule - can you feel the heat? It must have been about 101% humidity and 101 degrees (fahrenheit, of course!) My jacket is from Vogue 8044- the pattern I fitted during the Timmel SWAP. I love it! This is now a TNT for me.
My white eyelette top is from a self-drafted shirt pattern. First I cut out everything except the front panel. Then I experiemented on large pieces of fabric with tucks until I had some I liked. Then I cut the front panel out sewn-tucked (is that a word?) fabric. I tried it on and marked the neckline and cut it to suit me- not too low! I am not a Hello Cleavage Girl. Wrong generation for that style! It also gapped out in the front, so I added the gathers before I sewed the bias binding on. I have to say, I LOVE hand-sewing, so I do it as often as I can. I find it makes things easier - it give me ultimate control over the finish.
I am so pleased with the help I get from Bernina My Label. It is not like it just spits out perfectly fitting clothes, but it sure does get me close.
And I just bought Fit For Real People. Wow. Yes, I am REALLY late to the party! I know lots of people use this book and love it- why did it take me so long to get my own copy? It is amazing. I really think I will be sewing more patterns now. I tested it out last week and I made the simple top from Vogue 8044. It worked! It fit great. I did not like the top, but that was due to a poor fabric choice.
So, I bought a bunch of Vogue patterns last Thursday during the one day BMVmembers sale. They were, like $5.49 each! OK, enough work. WALK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER!!