I’ve been on Christmas vacation and don’t go back to work until tomorrow, so I have had sewing time!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!! It’s been so awesome!
Things I’ve gotten done:
Two Jalie 2682. Seriously…I LOVE this top. I went up three sizes to ensure that they’re be big enough in these thick fleeces.
I recently bought some zippered pull over tops like this from Land’s End ($14 Each!!!!!) and they’re very nice. I think between the 2 I bought and the 2 I made, I should be set for awhile. I also bought some vests from Lands End and they’re really, really nice too. I’m not a huge shopper, but the next time I want clothing like that, I’m going to go there first. My sewing room and piano are both in the basement so I spend a lot of time down there and it is a little cooler than upstairs. I find that with a fleece and a vest, I’m comfortable!
Here’s a pic of my hubby in his Fallout Apron! I bought this fabric from Spooflower last year and made him some things for Christmas. I only had just enough to make him an apron…and i had to put the print on it’s side. There wasn’t even enough leftover for a pocket! He doesn’t care…it’s his favorite video game, after all! This is KS 3613 without any length adjustments. Kevin is about 6’4″.
On to Vogue 9207!
Overall, I like it! I should have done a forward shoulder adjustment on it though.
That brings me to the next thing…the Hot Patterns Layering Tank. I worked carefully through my fit issues and love the result I got. I did a series of muslins and posted on the HP Fb page. Here are the adjustments I made: 3/8th” forward head, a 5/8th” SBA, a 1/4″ front neckline tuck and I curved the front dart out by about 3/8th”. I love my end result! And this goes together very quickly!
Today I plan to work on a sheath dress. I’m currently deciding between Mccalls 2401 or Burda 7137. I want to take the fitting adjustments excluding the SBA and apply them to the pattern and see what happens. I would love to have a fitted sheath dress…that actually fits!!
By the way, I’m also on Instagram as fabricthreadclothes. I’ve never been a big instagrammer, but I’m going to try it out and see what I think.