Well, I had intended to post again before now,but I just didn't get around to it.
The other two pieces I made last week are not a matching set. I could wear them together but I probably won't .
The first one is a shirt that I made because I loved this pattern and couldn't resist it.
I think it reminds me of the 80's, and I loved the 80's,even the shoulder padded things we wore then.
The fabric is a cotton plaid that kept coaxing me to buy it when I was still working at Fabricville.I guess I don't wear plaid much. The last item I made was this one and now lives with Tamara in Ottawa!
So it was a bit of a shock when I tried this one on! I said
"Woah! I don't think I like plaids on me!"
But it is cute,isn't it?
There were a few things that didn't suit me about this style:
First,the dropped shoulders. In the 80's, we thought nothing of wearing those enormous shoulder pads, but now, it's different. We're not use to those anymore. I have narrow,slopped shoulders so I have to have shoulder pads but they won't be as big as before.
Then the loose fit of this over-blouse wasn't my thing at all.So I added a casing on the inside of the waist area. (Wish I had thought to snap a pic of it before I made the change ). I inserted an elastic and sewed a tie on each side.
And the sleeves were too big and wide so I formed a pleat at the bottom and sewed a button to keep it in place.
Having said all that, I kind of like it but it will probably only see the light of day at home or in the neighbourhood.
The other piece I made was a pair of pants from my TNT pattern.I used the same navy/white cotton pincord I used last summer for this
outfit.I wore those pieces a lot so this will take them even farther ( as to Paris for example in September!)
I recently decided that from now on,I'm not making or buying pants with a waistband that falls below my "muffin top"
. I started with these pants. I didn't change the front or back of the pattern pieces, just the waistband. This is what I did.
( I just discovered Fotoflexer and this was my first attempt at it)
I added one inch to the top of both front and back waistband pieces because I determined that much would do the trick and not distort the look of the pant.
This is what they look like on me. It's just a little thing but not seeing a bulge above my waist really makes me feel good about myself.Don't you think this is a good idea!!!I don't know why I didn't think of it before.
Here I am in the pant paired with last summer's Ann Klein jacket.
And they look well with last weeks cardi set so these pants will get a lot of wear.
What did you sew this week? Next for me is a navy (yes navy) dress for a banquet I'll be attending in Montreal in a couple of weeks.
Have a great week and Happy Sewing from Diana!