It's a sack. At least that's how the Indygo Junction Garden Party Pullover looks on me. The description says it's a mid-hip pullover with raglan, cap sleeves that are easy to sew and comfortable to wear. The inset can be adjusted up or down depending on desired coverage. Gentle gathers above the bust add an easy fit and empire seaming in the back is slimming.
They are right, it was easy to sew and is comfortable to wear. But so would a bag. I have to admit that since this fit over my body and especially my bust, before I lost weight I might have be tempted to be happy with the fit of this blouse. I think what appealed to me about this blouse was the pretty fabrics on the front of the envelope. In muslin, it doesn't look good at all.
Does that empire seam look slimming to you? I think all those seams in the back break it up and add inches. However, I did use the seam to take my swayback adjustment and it looks to be successful. The raglan sleeve seam, which is hard to see in the picture, might be a good place to make my sloping shoulder adjustment if I were inclined to actually make this garment. Which I'm not.
So, while I've wasted a day of tracing and cutting/sewing my muslin, I'm am not going to waste any more time and fabric on this pattern. I have already decided what my next project is going to be.
I'm going to make a skirt and blouse from these fabrics. The purple will be a skirt using S2609 and the blouse will be my Kenneth King Clone top I made from a RTW blouse. I think the two patterns will look good together.
Unfortunately I haven't made the skirt before, but I think I'm going to just measure and plow forward with my purple silk noil and anti-static lining. The blouse fabric is a stretch cotton shirting. I'm definitely going to make the sleeves shorter on the blouse as it will be for a spring outfit. I love the idea of an elastic waist skirt because it should last longer during my weight loss. All my pants are getting so baggy in the butt that I'm embarrassed to wear them. I've gone from size 20 to 18 and now I'm wearing 16s that are baggy in the butt.
I want to thank everyone for their encouraging words regarding my weight loss. I couldn't be more happy with myself. I know I didn't gain it over night and it will take over a year to come off, but I've never felt so empowered to actually make my goal. Sondra, your comment on my last post really spoke to me. My husband doesn't read my blog and doesn't know how much I weigh either. He's 6'2" tall and just this week I've lost enough to weigh the exact same as he does. If I were to dwell on that, I might not have the courage to move forward. My next goal is to weigh less than my son who is at 165 pounds.
Happy Easter to you all. I hope you have a great weekend.