Saturday, October 18, 2008

I've Lost That Loving Feeling

I've decided to give up on the ivory blouse for now. I just don't think I want to spend any more time on it. I don't feel like reworking the pattern any more and I'm not liking the fabrics I picked out for this blouse. I may change my mind at a later date, though. I am feeling better now. Thank you to my friends who wished me well. I was sick for almost two weeks. I went back to work too soon and wound up in bed again. This time I got some antibiotics and I think I'm back to healthy now. So, now that I've scrubbed the bathroom and picked up the sewing room, I can start sewing.

During one of my days at home I decided to trace out this jacket:

The jacket is a petite plus size jacket from Fall 07 Burda Plus issue. I traced a size 24 which corresponds to a size 48 in misses sizes. Today I think I'll cut the muslin and try it on. Since it is already a petite size, I'm going to cut it out without any alterations. I'll probably have to increase the waist and maybe the bust some, but the princess seams will make those alterations easy. I'm hoping that I won't have to do any more to it.

I also did pattern alterations to New Look 6735.

The pattern has a full bust already designed in the pattern draft. The front is almost a full inch longer which is eased into the side seams for the t-shirt and about 1/2 inch fullness is added for the cardigan. I want to make this from some red poly slinky knit from my stash. To add some interest I'm going to make the front band on the cardigan black and I'll bind the neckline on the t-shirt with the same black knit. Looks like I'm going to have to make some new black pants to go with it.

Since I just can't seem to finish wardrobes, I'm going to try to resist entering SWAP style contests. Instead you'll be seeing me make tops and bottoms to match. Sort of like the endless combinations type wardrobes you've seen done on I haven't decided what fabric I'm going to use for my tailored jacket. I do know it won't be wool. The last tailored jacket I made was wool and even before I finished it, it had moth holes in it. The moths live in my house and I don't know how to get rid of them. Instead I avoid buying wool or any wool blend. I love wool so much, but I know what will happen. It was a hard lesson to learn. Later I'll post pictures of my jacket. It is so cute and it fits so well. I'm still a bit heartbroken about it.

I'll stop now so I can get to the cutting board. Later I'll post pictures of my jacket muslin.


  1. Hmmm, I am going to make a note of that Burda tee. I like the skirt and jacket. I think it is a style that could look really nice on you. Any fabric choices yet?

  2. NL6735 is a great pattern -- an easy 2 piece dress pattern that goes together in nothing flat. The jacket is going to be wonderful - it has similar princess lines to the Burda+ blouse we both like (the purple stripe you tried on at my house). Looking forward to watching your jacket take shape.

  3. Glad to know you're feeling better! Have fun cutting....

  4. I'm glad you are feeling better.I like both patterns.I'm looking forward to seeing the New Look pattern because,I've been eyeing that one myself.

  5. I saw on PR that you have created a pattern for an arm sling. I've been fighting an exercise-induced elbow injury and would much prefer a colorful sling to the "blah" slings you get from the hospitals. Would you mind emailing the measurements for that pattern to me? I would REALLY appreciate it!


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