I wanted to say thank you for the great feedback on my Sandra Betzina coat. I appreciate each and every comment you leave me. Some asked for a tutorial on the pockets so if you're interested , go here to Diana's Sewing Lessons.
I think we all have patterns that are Tried and True (TNT) that we use to death. Such is the case for me with Burda 6988.
I've always loved a boat neck and this pattern has the perfect one.
Another thing that made me fall in love with it is that I didn't have to make a Full Bust Adjustment (FBA). When I muslined it I cut size 10 above the bust and size 14 from the underarm down and sewed the size 14 French dart. I made Narrow Shoulder, Sway Back and Rounded Upper Back adjustments and I got a perfect fit.
Here is a composite of things I've made with my favorite pattern.
I'm far from finished because I've made it three more times in the past month.
The black one is so versatile and can be casual or dressy. I love it with white jeans!
Who doesn't love/need a navy boat neck top? The skirt is 10 years old and Sandra Betzina sewed the side seams on it to demonstrate how to make a bias garment at her workshop I attended.
This one is part of a set. The shrug was made using McCall's 6559, another favorite pattern of mine.
I have quite a few more things to show you including a dress, a jumpsuit and an outfit but it will depend on getting the photos taken . Hopefully by next weekend ,that will have taken place.
It's a beautiful day here in New Brunswick, Canada and I'm going to sit on my deck and read. I hope your weather is pleasant too.