Here is a little peek at the project referred to in the title of this post. A bit outside my usual color palette. Even I can have only so much clothing in blue or turquoise, sometimes a girl just has to try an earth tone. Or what gets closest to earth tone in my world. Plus it was in my stash. Bonus points for dipping into the pile, right?
A big thank you to everyone who has left such nice comments on my recent projects, from the Lekala dress to the knit tops to the kid's coat etc. I really appreciate every one. And to answer Carolyn, who asked me after my last post if I was getting a new sewing machine, not likely! Yes, it would be lovely to have a super new machine (and to have some of that happy new toy feeling as when I bought a new Mac laptop after years of corporate PC purgatory). But no, a new machine is not on the horizon. I am one of those people who cannot replace something for the sake of getting a new one - whatever it is must be beyond repair. And my lovely old Singers are humming along nicely (fingers crossed they stay that way).
Meanwhile I am working on a few garments that pose an interesting fit challenge. Some of the features of this figure are; shorter than average, very full bust, relatively narrow shoulders, plus size. I have completed a few dresses and am now starting a coat based on a very cute J.Crew style. Are you interested in some blog posts on these projects? When it comes to sewing, fit and technique go hand in hand. Technique can be learned through practice - a hidden hem, a smooth zipper, perfect seams. But garment fit - for me the learning never ends since there are as many fit challenges as there are people on the planet.
Happy weekend sewing, Beth