I had plan to post my sewing outcomes for the past holiday/vaca week and did not get around to doing so. Returning to work on Monday was the usual "where did all this mail/stuff come from" and I was off and running into a busy workweek.
I had highly ambitious goals for my sewing plans that got interrupted from time to time. I did finish the final touches to the blue Vogue skirt while off. I did complete one top which was the Vogue cowl neck blouse that I just love the drape of the neckline and you have already seen enough photos of that. I also worked on the Alma Blouse pattern with not so good results due to operator error not the pattern. I think the fabric was the wrong choice along with the fabric being truly off grain and that in itself can create issues.
I did make two test garments using Pamela's Pattern #104 with #107 various necklines. I did accomplish getting the right fit with the boatneck template, once I got the alignment for the shoulders correct. I have the fabric cut for that top using a knit I purchased from Gorgeous Fabrics several years ago. I have a crepe fabric that this will go with and plan to make a skirt from that fabric. I also found in my stash a plaid fabric that I think the top will work with. I need to review that again.
Meanwhile I got new fabric from EmmaOneSock that arrived on Monday. One piece is a black, white, gray floral print knit and the other is a beautiful rust color double knit. I am expecting some fabric from Vogue Fabrics this week also. It is interesting to see how shipping speed is with one fabric source to another. The Vogue Fabric was ordered a day or two before the order with EOS and EOS fabric has already arrived. I recognize that one is located further from me than another. Nonetheless, I have new fabrics in hand or in transit.
More updates later.