So having some extra time this weekend, I completed my garment of the month which was the Kwik Sew top #4028 using a knit fabric from Fabric Mart. I am not all that happy about the top. First it is too low at the neckline and I have to keep playing with the drape to get it to lay like I want. I even raised the neckline 1.5 inches and still too low. I have another drape neck pattern from KS that the neckline is too low as well. I cut a medium in upper chest and shoulders switching to large at bust to bottom. It was also way too long; I should have caught that during the fitting process. After cutting off an 1inch and 1/2, I ended up hemming it another 1.25 inches and it called for 5/8 hem allowance. Sleeves are cut on which were okay.
I know I sound "whiny" but I am just not loving my recent garment makes.
The other garment that I had not photographed is the McCall's 6844 oatmeal colored boucle knit.
I have a love-hate going on with this jacket. I should have cut off more from the shoulder. The boucle knit is rather bulky and I ended up stitching the lapels from hemline to waistline as they would not stay folded back and that definitely added bulk to me! Not the look I was going for.
I decided to sew something with more color today. It is a knit fabric I acquired from EOSin 2013. This picture does not do it justice.
I am making the Renfrew cowl neck top from Sewaholic Patterns. I made this one previously with good success and so far so good with this one.
So back to work tomorrow. And possibly snow in our future. Later.