...HAPPY NOVEMBER ALL! I'm so glad it's here. Well, October certainly wasn't as productive sewing wise as I'd hoped. I did manage to get three items made so the month wasn't a total wash. Since it's a new month thought I'd pop in with a BEEP, BEEP
blog tripping post. Even though there wasn't much sewing last month, there was quite a bit of blog tripping going on. Sewing related blogs, I'll tell you, there must be millions of them out there! I love finding new to me blogs, seeing their fabulous makes and gleaning on lots of fashion inspiration. These two really caught my interest recently...
Her recent knock-off of a Ralph Lauren Blue Label Dellora Tweed Dress for her daughter totally mesmerized me.
I'm a sucker for tweed any day, and my love of that little touch of leather didn't help matters at all. I immediately thought "I MUST HAVE ONE OF MY OWN". Yes, I know I can't wear dresses this short - anymore. Yes, I know that I've always classified jumpers as fashion for little girls and teens. But a girl can change her mind - can't she? I actually started working on a muslin for this jumper last weekend. And yes, she was right, this Simplicity pattern does run SMALL. Against my better judgment I decided to follow the pattern's suggestion going up a size larger for my cup size based on my measurements. WRONG CHOICE!, I should have stuck with my norm. Doing so MESSED UP my muslin - DAWG!!! Thank goodness it's only a muslin. I'll be working up another one this weekend.
Have you seen the new jeans pattern developed by Closet Case Files.com?
I've only attempted jeans once and to say that the results weren't happy ones would be an understatement. This pattern makes me want to try again, either view would be pleasing to me. Wouldn't it be wonderful to produce a great fitting self-made pair???
Well that's it for this trip. Time to fall back, need to go set my clocks now so that I won't forget. Happy Fall ya'll...