The silk velvet that I blogged about a few posts ago is lying reproachfully on the back of my lounge, waiting to be made. I got sidetracked with other projects. Isn't it always the way? I always have more projects planned than I can realistically sew. Then I see something else I like. Then I go to myself 'but I need this or this' or 'I'll just sew this first'. I've almost stopped stashing and I'm learning to prioretise. When captivated by something I say to myself 'but will I have time to sew it now' and remind myself to stop.
Here is one of the things I got sidetracked by, a quick little top from New Look 6922.
This is my standard alteration on knits with a back shaped like this. If I don't do it I end up with a really baggy back neck. I ended up just cutting the back on the fold and gathering the back neck up a bit.
I'd like to make the short sleeved dress version of this pattern out of a gutsier knit...but enough about being sidetracked. I was wondering what I could use for a quick muslin of my proposed jacket and I dug out a piece of garnet coloured synthetic crushed velour that is almost vintage
Here are some pages torn out of magazines that have ended up on my ideas wall. (OK it's my fridge). They sometimes do actually get sewn up in some form or another. The white dress on the seated model reminds me of Burda 107/ 3/2009. I've tried to link a picture from the Burdastyle Deutche site but the archives don't go further back than August Arghhhh.
Anyway I will put scissors to fabric tomorrow! I promise!