So how was your weekend lovelies?
I had one of those 1 step forwards 2 steps back type weekends.
The sleeves on the Pattie suit are still not right, so I thought adding in the shoulder pads and sleeve heads would help pick up some of the drooping but if anything it only perpetuated the 80s jacket look
|The inside before the lining. |
Not sure why I picked black pads
|The offending shoulder pad|
|Jacket sans sleeves|
I haven't attached them yet, but I slid them over my arms and they look better.
I won't be putting the padding back in either.
She's a tricky lass this Pattie...
I took a break and made the matching skirt which happily came together in about 2 hours and the fit and length are superb! Which is a nice little confidence booster after jacket left me feeling like a dumb dumb!
|Skirt before the the facings were turned in and lining added|
In the meantime the pile of fabric on my table is getting higher and higher.
Am I filling in my sewing insecurities by buying more and more fabric?
I have so many fun dresses lined up to make but I have committed to finishing the suit first before moving on! Ugh...
Would you like a sneaky peak?
A pleat front dress with bishop sleeves with this beautiful fabric I ordered from Spoonflower. Edsel2084 draws the most wonderful intricate designs inspired by art nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Victorian eras.
I highly recommend any of her 4000+ designs!
I also received in the same order the purple fabric I talked about here for a coat and dress. I'm still deciding on the pattern
The teal silk from Fabric-a-brac has also been given a partner - I hope to make it similar to this yellow dress.
And I have 8 meters of black Ponte de Roma that I've bought for a very special project!
There is lots more fabric but I don't want to give away all my secrets yet!
I've been listening to lots of Gram Parsons today while at work. The sun has returned after a week of rain and it seemed appropriate
Here's some Gram to start your week
Happy Monday everyone!