There is nothing like a wet weekend to boost sewing productivity! Saturday in Sydney was torrential rain, followed by a steamy Sunday. Saturday was also Sewing Guild meet so I managed to finish four projects.
I'm a recent convert to New Look patterns. My new polka dot cotton blouse New Look 6808 is way out my comfort zone but I'm very happy with it. The pattern has four collar variations and four sleeve variations, so I expect that I'll make another version before too long. The closure is zipper on the side seam. While the pattern uses a fully opening zip, I inserted an invisible zipper and closed the seam at the hip. This works very weel. I also added red piping around the collar for a retro feel.
Remember the Donna Karan jacket that I cut a muslin for last summer? Well I took advantage of our fitting workshop to piece it together and resolve a few difficulties. I'm now really looking forward to making this up - it's another tricky jigsaw puzzle but the results are very pleasing.
I also finished my maxi dress Simplicity 3503. I'm also quite pleased with this, although I have some advice from the fitting expert on how to raise the sides. I need to find a skimpier bra to wear with it.