How's the party season going? Anyone else setting out to sew something special to go out in? I am waiting for some patterns to arrive in the post from Butterick, a company I seemed to have forgotten existed until I recently saw B5850 so beautifully made up by Goodbye Valentino.
Friends I had to have it! Mine, all mine, for my recently purchased silk and silk lining.
While I was at it I ordered a jacket pattern I just love. B5958
All the biker jackets that have been in for a while now do not suit my body but this I can do. I also like all the variations. I have enough material in the stash for that one. I do not want to go too crazy buying fabric now that I have opened the purchasing floodgates. My aim for next year is to make sure I only buy what I need to fill gaps in my wardrobe. To sew with some sort of organization, if not gulp A Plan. I like sewing where the wind of whimsy takes me, so you know, baby steps..
In the meantime, what have I sewn?
This, the silk/cotton skirt from Vogue 1247. the muslin was reviewed here.
I made the skirt a bit straighter than the green one and a touch longer.
The top in both sets of photos is embroidered stash cotton and the pattern is Burdastyle 135-07-2013,
reviewed here. I made it up with darts on both sides rather than the eccentric gather one one side dart on the other combo and it is a handy top to wear loose or tucked in. I was on my way out to lunch with some old school friends. We meet about three times a year to catch up. Today was back to being warm and summery so it was just the thing.
Hope all is good where you are,