Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A quick win

At work we talk a lot about quick wins and I don't see we can't build them into sewing speak. 

My latest blouse Vogue 8747 was a quick win in that it was easy to fit and complete, but my credibility fails when I tell you that it sat is my old sewing room as a cut out pattern for nearly two years! I had forgotten about it and  found it at the bottom of a box when I moved into my daughter's old bedroom. 

The photo doesn't show up the details that well, so let me run you through them.  The fabric is a John Kaldor paisley print remnant bought from a charity store.  Australian sewers will know Kaldor as a homeware fabric maker but I don't think this high quality lightweight polyester was intended for curtains.

The pattern includes princess seams and light gathering at the bust.  It is from the Customfit range with A,B,C & D cup fittings included.  I made a 14 D straight out of the pack and the fit is good, but like my recent jacket I could do with an extra centimetre wearing ease.  This time not at the bust, but just above the waistline.

Thanks for all your comments on my last post.  It means a lot to me.  Next up, I just can't decide.  Off to think it through.