First up I completed my 1944 Vogue original design dress. This was a test pattern to see if I liked the style enough to make the evening gown for a ball I'm going to in November. The answer was a resounding no! There is nothing wrong with the dress, in fact it's quite pretty on. But it isn't me. I know that I will be shot down in flames, but I really don't like vintage. I'm giving away this pattern to a follower, because I know so many of you do. Just include a comment letting me know that you'd like to receive it. I'll wear the dress eventually - it requires a certain mood.
Enough of random sewing. I am back onto my linen collection. The jacket (Burda June 2008 115) was completed some time ago and blogged about here. I bought the Japanese cotton skirt fabric at the same time, with an edgy summer business suit in mind. The skirt is finally completed using Burda March 2008 114. This is a great pattern that I will use again and can vary with ease. I love the pockets and the pleats in the front. I am really pleased with way this outfit turned out. Forgive the photo - I hads already removed the makeup and was about to take off the outfit after a long day when it occured to me I should have it photographed. So you get me warts and all!
I've cut out a white linen blouse using McCalls 6035 in the hope this will be one plain blouse that suits me. The princess seams and the puffier sleeve shift it along from the man style white shirt that just does not suit me.
I still haven't touched the Donna Karan muslin. I'm not sure why - I think perhaps because I've changed my mind about the material that I was going to use and summer is almost at an end. It's on the back burner.Happy sewing ladies!