Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New patterns

I have been eyeing several patterns for a while, so I figured I had better get them before they are no longer available,, I got the idea for them from here

I will probably make these for DD sometime,, as they are more youthfull, and I well, have passed that area of life a little,, too much "fluff" carried around the midsection,, :-)

Anyway,, they are all Vogue's,, the black is 1107, (not on her site)the white is 1048, both of these are Chado Ralph Rucci,, the other is Badgley Mischka 1066, I first started looking at Tany's blog several months ago,, and was astounded,, she sews like I would love to, so much detail,, so perfect,, so fast, of coarse she probably doesn't have as many fitting issuse as I do either,,, lol...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jean Skirt

I have been looking for a jean skirt pattern that I liked for a long time,, I finally found one,,,Burda 7651
I was going to make a muslin out of just this black denim,, but it turned out so good,, well it's no longer a muslin,, it is very comfortable,, but, there was some tweaking,,

The pattern has 2in tucks, but I didn't think they looked that good on me with all my "fluff",
so I sewed the tuck up, tapering it to nothing at the hem,,

but that didn't look too good either,,

so next I tried putting 3 small tucks in,,, nope didn't like that either..

so I finally figured out to just pin out the fullness, and make a flat tummy,, much better,,,
I really like this pattern, and will not only make more of them,, I will make several more,,,:-)