Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I have no self-control.

I was going to work on my blouse until noon yesterday, and then get to work on my taxes.  But I just couldn't stop.  I finished the whole darned thing!

I meant to put it on today to show the fit, but I woke up with a bad (sinus) headache that I just can't shake, so I'll have to do that another day.  But here's the finished product - I was too excited not to share!

If this doesn't scream vacation,
I don't know what does!

I made the second size, XS, based on my bust measurement.  It fits perfectly through the chest and shoulders, but because the cut is long and straight, the bottom won't button around my generous hips.  I was expecting that though; and I don't think it will matter for me, because I intend to wear it tucked in.  Or with skinny jeans, it will look fine to have the bottom button open.

I think my favorite detail on this pattern is the sleeve opening with placket.  The instructions are so clear, it was really easy to get this professional-looking result:



I can't say enough good things about this pattern.  I'm now a big Pattern Runway fan!  I only wish she had lots more patterns to choose from.  For now though, I will content myself with her Relaxed Shift Dress.  I also love the One Shouldered Bow Party Dress, but because of my underarm flab, I'm a little afraid of it!  AND I love the Kimono Dress.

I've got one more Pattern Runway project in the works, which I should be able to show tomorrow or the next day . . .

12 comments:

  1. Yay! This is so fun! I can't wait to see the shots on you! Hope you feel better soon!

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  2. Wow - your cuffs look perfect! Can't wait to see it on - it's darling. Hope you feel better soon. Nothing is worse than a headache in my book.

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    1. Thanks, Lizz! It's too bad I didn't feel up to it today - we actually have some sunshine!

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  3. Gail, I hope the headache is a thing of the past.
    Your blouse looks awesome! You really know how to rock the sewing machine and sewing is so much more fun than doing tax work!

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    1. You got that right! Thanks for the compliment!

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE !! How cute is that fabric ?! Brilliant work xx

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    1. PS - I hope you are feeling better now !

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    2. Thanks, Kirsty! Medicine has kicked in now ;-)

      Looking forward to seeing your new project!

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  5. You bet. I'm packed and ready for a vacation.
    Well, I wish I was packed for a vacation.

    I love that Kimono Dress.

    Keep Well

    hugs
    Gerry

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  6. I ended up buying it after I wrote the post ;-) And the Relaxed Shift!

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing either of these two projects. Though I still prefer the Kimono Dress.
      hugs

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