Hello, hello! I'm not sure why it took me so long to get on the stripey bandwagon, but the bug has bit me in a big way recently, and in the spirit of the spontaneity that I hope will characterize the rest of this year, I sat me down at the sewing machine and whipped up a couple makes.
Pattern: Sewaholic's Renfrew, scoop neck with cap sleeves (no cuff), lengthened to dress length (no cuff), patch pockets attached (finished dimensions: 4.5"x6")
Fabric: 1 yard, striped cotton/lycra/rayon blend
So totally get all the Renfrew love that's gone around the blogosphere forever and a half already. (I know, I'm so late). Inspired by the Boden aesthetic, I was originally going for a tunic, but like it as a short dress instead. I think it'll work well with flats and leggings in spring, with chunky jewelry and sandals in summer, and with a cardigan, tights and boots in fall. My kinda Cake! Next time around, I'd move the pockets up 2".
Blouse #12 :: Refashion #34 // Airelle (Wearable Muslim)
Pattern: Deer & Doe's Airelle, size 34 with heavy mods
Fabric: XXL Mens button down blouse, quilting cotton scraps
Credit for this blouse goes to Roo, who every time she makes something, inspires great bouts of covetousness combined with envy that seems to land me in the "monkey see, monkey do" camp of unabashedly copying her. I took a page from Paunnet, too. My workaround for the C cup drafting was to cut a smaller size in the bust - and somehow between the measuring and the adding and then the subtracting out darts I seem to have lost 4" or so, because this blouse is clearly too small in the bust and shoulders, yet somehow my math indicated I'd have a good 2" of ease. Hm. So I let lots of seams out and lowered darts and everything, and this was the best I could come up with. I think it's going in the Goodwill pile, unless anybody out there who is a 33" bust or so would like a package in the mail :-).
(I've been bitten hard by the sock bug of late)
So here's my question for you. Of late, I feel as though I've lost my blogging voice, and I'm curious what you like best about this blog? What do you like to come here and see, and what leaves you feeling kinda 'meh'? I thought about quitting this blog entirely, but I knew I'd miss you all, and I do like writing ... so I thought I'd see what you all thought! If you've got a moment, please help me out and give me a little something to chew on :-).