Sheri, one of the women at the retreat, was wearing a fabulous version of The Sewing Workshop's Chopin blouse. It's the first blouse pattern I've seen in a while that I really Really REALLY wanted to make. I don't typically buy from independent pattern companies for a variety of reasons, one being the cost of the patterns plus shipping, however, The Sewing Workshop has a solid reputation and great patterns. I had admired...
... the Pearl and Opal jacket when I was at Sew Expo in Seattle at the end of February. Since I was ordering, I ordered it too and...
... The Trio t-shirt, vest, and pants, mainly for the pants. I'm trying to collect a variety of funky pant patterns since they are more flattering to my figure than jeans and fun to wear. LOVE the pockets on these. They remind me of a skirt of Marcy's that I wear a lot.
I didn't get a lot done yesterday in the studio - a zipper, two side seams and two darts. Today, I'll do the facing and the hem and the skirt will be finished. It's snug. I read the reviews afterward and several people commented on the fit and how it was hard to sit down in. I can zip it up. I can sit down. If I keep running every morning, it'll fit better soon. I'd definitely sew this pattern again. The style is very flattering. More tomorrow.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - fun and funky pant patterns
Everyone needs to work. Even a lion cannot sleep, expecting a deer to enter his mouth.