Pattern alterations - I can finally say I have confidence in making fit alterations for my shoulders. When I organized my patterns today, it occurred to me that I might have the smallest pattern stash in the blogosphere. They are mostly a sad bunch of orphans, to tell you the truth. Nevertheless, I have some, and I have opinions.
Here is where my mind wandered before I put them all back into the drawer:
|Bought this for $1 when A Fabric Place sold out their remaining pattern inventory. I could make a purse that's just right for me, but it would surely be very plain (then again, I do like Kate Spade). Not sure if I would enjoy sewing a purse, though.|
|Hats! Another $1 pattern that I never thought I'd sew for myself, but since I became a loyal reader of The Style Crone, I would definitely wear a hat. I don't really need a warm one in July, though, do I?|
|Wish I had some magenta knit fabric. Hmmmm, should I go shopping for fabric?|
|what a cute sleeveless top for summer! I didn't notice View A until today.|
|Before I learned how to fit my shoulders, I sewed a lot of halter tops, not surprisingly. I like the ruffly version.|
|Now that's what I'm talkin' about. I could totally make this fit me and I love the interesting details.|
|This was a copy-cat purchase. Elizabeth bought one, so I did, too. I do like all of the tops, especially the ones with ties.|
|Ah, ha ha, now you can tell I am playing around and goofing off. I got carried away doctoring up the picture, but I do like this dress and I would make it knee length. And I would make it fit me. Because I can. Yep.|
|This is a pattern company from Germany that has gone out of business. It's got great shaping lines in the back and I think it would be an excellent style for me. Love it.|
|This is special because Sigrid gave it to me last summer and it was weird that I really needed a swimsuit pattern, so it seemed like she had read my mind. I want to sew a swimsuit before we go to the beach later this summer. Lordie, is that back view showing a thong? That's not happening.|
|I saved the best pic for last. I was moving stuff around- saw this fabric next to these shoes- went "awwww!" So pretty! It came from Mood, and I bought it the same day I met Peter. I shocked him by telling him how much I paid for it, which was fun. (I don't think he even liked it all that much, hee hee)|
Can I tell you a secret? I took the day off from work today to organize some things in preparation for some minor renovation work in the house. I would love to jump into a major DIY project - like put up crown molding or remove wall-to-wall carpeting from the staircase. That is how I have fun. But, that would totally ruin my husband's weekend. It's funny how different we human beings are. Ripping up the house, getting frustrated and making a mess is not fun for some people.
Poor me, I am forced to relax this weekend. Yes, I know you feel so sorry for me.
Happy Sewing, my friends.