Next project; a nice thick jersey and a new-to-me pattern magazine. I went and bought two fabrics yesterday and spotted the latest edition of the Ottobre in the store as well.
This is going to be a first for me, I usually stick with Burda and Knip but as of late I am not too happy with the fit of Knip; shoulders all of a sudden too narrow, I’m forever making adjustments for arms, hips and waist.
There are quite a few nice patterns in this magazine, I sort of like the bell bottomed coat (my sewing friend goes Eeeeek!) there’s a nice basic t-shirt, the dress on the first page is fun, and I wonder if I can pull it off to morph the high waisted winter bermuda into regular pants.
To start I am sewing one of the dresses although it’s not very fortifying to see they call this: “Old School Teacher….”. Mean ol’ School Marm anyone?
Yeah right. (Actually they say Old-School teacher as in retro/fifties style. Or so I make myself believe). Well I am not fazed, I will proceed because I like this shape a lot.
The patterned fabric proves to be equally difficult to cut as a stripe/checkered. First of all I have to take into account where the white parts will go because they will bring forward your , let’s call it your good and your bad? Edit to say:
I cut into the fabric and the dress is almost finished! Yay! Not so yay is that I had to have the fabric open and position the paper pattern pieces so that I would have everything exactly as I wanted. That took quite some time. In the process of doing exactly that I forgot to pay attention to the fact that next to the pattern there’s also a stripe in there…. resulting in my side seams not matching. UGH!! Terribly out of practice I am!!
On a happier note; very satisfied with the fit and design of the pattern.