I haven’t really been sewing too much since I finished the gray top because I’m currently being a perfectionist!! I did trace off Burda 7188, http://sewing.patternreview.com/patterns/55574, but I haven’t cut the fabric yet. I’m planning to make the version without the jabot in the purple-ish fabric that I keep talking about. I haven’t cut it out yet though because I just feel the fabric is a touch too bright. I ordered some acid dye from Dharma Trading Post last night, and I hope to mute it just a touch. I tried the RIT dye, but I really don’t think it made a bit of difference. The fabric is some sort of polyester, so I’m hoping the acid dye works…I know it works beautifully on tricot, so we’ll see. I’ll definitely do a test swatch before I put the whole length in though!
For those interested, while I was tracing off Burda 7188, I decided to measure the shoulder seam on 7188 and 6909. For size 12 in both, 7188 was about 5 1/4 inches, and 6909 was about 4 inches. No wonder it seemed crazy short!! I haven’t done a muslin of 7188 yet, although I probably should, just to make sure it’ll work. Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow night. I really suspect that 6909 was drafted wrong. I am very interested in what others have to say about that pattern…hopefully someone else will do a review of it!
I’ve also been busy learning about the Dressing Your Truth process. I want to send out a HUGE thanks to Claire at onedabbles.com for mentioning this in the comments on one of the color typing posts. To me, it makes so much sense and I want to try it! I feel 80% confident that I am a type 2. I still haven’t decided what my secondary is. Since I’m participating in the RTW fast, I will have a very slow wardrobe transition, but that’s ok. It’s the journey, right? Removing black from my wardrobe will be difficult, but along with the acid dye, I also ordered some leather paint. Why you ask??? For painting my black leather shoes and belts, of course! There will be some fun non-sewing projects coming up. I picked out the first pair of shoes I’m going to experiment on tonight. They’re these older Romika’s that I picked up in DSW years ago. They’re super comfortable, but are looking a little beat up and could definitely use a pick me up. (And I haven’t worn them for a year or two, so if I totally screw it up, it’s not a huge loss.)