Not having a job to go to every day has left me somewhat unfocused. I'm spending way too much time in front of my computer, not accomplishing anything. However, I have finished watching every season of Numb3rs on Netflix and all of the Stargate Episodes that Hulu has to offer.
I think my body is beginning to morph into something I don't recognize. Last week I went to the Dr. because my body forgot it was in menopause after 16 months and I've been experiencing severe pelvic pain. She sent me in for blood work and an ultrasound and a routine mamogram. I won't find out until Wednesday about the results of my tests. I truly hope they find something and can take care of it easily because I hate the way I've been feeling.
I've been trying to do something with sewing everyday. Last week I made a pair of pants, but I'm not completely thrilled with them. The pattern is KS 2720 and while they fit nicely through the hips and butt, the legs are just too wide for my short and wide body. I still haven't finished the waistband or hemming. I also did a muslin for Butterick 53oo again.
Here's my first muslin using the 1X in Women's sizes and the D-cup. It's way too big all over.
For my second muslin I used the Misses sizes cutting the XL and adding 5/8" to the side seams. Now it's too tight and needs lots of ease, but I think the misses fits much, much better. I've added several inches of ease to the top, leaving the neck and shoulders alone, but haven't made a muslin from my altered pattern yet. I'll do that later today.
My intention for the Butterick pattern is that once I get it to fit, I'll redraft it to look similiar to this Burda WOF pattern. With the help of the Plus-Size Sew-Along on Patternreview, I've decided to lose the bows and the drawstring. Then I'll take the neckline binding all the way down center front and use colorful snaps. I really like the pockets, I just hope they work on my apple shape. Even if they don't, I may want to keep them, they're so cute.
Here's the fabric I'll use for the blouse and some capris to go with it. The capris will be my TNT capris pattern, Simplicity 5013, which is a Jr. Size pattern and now OOP.
I also had some bad luck with Butterick 5356. It fits, but looks so awful that I just threw the pattern and the muslin in the garbage. There are much better looking blouses for my round shape out there. However, I'm not sure this blouse would look good on any figure type. If you were considering it, do yourself a favor, and don't!