Friday, January 9, 2009
Opting for the Fun!
I was challenged by some blogs' New Year's resolutions but only enough to at least write down what I'd like to be sewing. So I started jotting down what I needed for the wardrobe: two skirts for work, a jumper, Gortex jacket. But quickly I started a fun list -- a dress for J using the left over purple wool fabric from a fore-mentioned skirt, a fleece jacket for J, (J's added a housecoat to the list!), a knit dress for myself....and that last one is what I jumped to. It's more than two years since this pattern came out in BWOF (11-2006-110) and I still like it. It's supposed to be in Panne Velvet which means a stretch velvet that stretches two ways, not four. I'd even purchased some panne velour to make a muslin. What held me up was the number of alterations this will take to make petite-sized. See all those separate pattern pieces? 13. I'm in the midst of the alterations. The 1st was to make long sleeves.