On Saturday, I sewed another pair of The Sewing Workshop's Trio pants, this time in a black and blue print. They turned out fabulously. I'll ask Sharon to take some pictures today - hopefully - for tomorrow's posting.
A friend was telling me that she'd sewn the Origami skirt and that it was fascinating how it came together. I'd already been looking at it on The Sewing Workshop's website so I ordered it along with...
... the Tosca dress. I love the hem and the neck lines but not so much those pockets on the hips and I'm not sure if there's enough shaping or if I'd need to add more through the waist but I'm willing to give it a try. I also ordered...
... the Urban T-shirt & Pants for the pants. I'm very interested in pants with seam details and fuller legs. The jeans I showed the other day were made using a trouser style pattern. I'm far more comfortable in them than in slimmer looks. Speaking of which, I noted that there was not a single comment about the jacket or jeans. If there's something I need to know - like they don't do me any favours - please do me the favour of letting me know. That's what a friend does. AND...
... then... back to speaking of pants, I put Marcy Tilton's new pattern - Vogue 9035 - on my wish list. Both the jacket and the pants have fabulous lines.
Lynn Mizono has come out with another amazing dress. I might like this one better than the one in my header. Look at the hourglass shape it creates even with all that fullness. It's Vogue 1410.
Vogue 1408 by Donna Karan New York has multiple seams and a wonderful play on textures. One of my favourite Marcy dresses - Vogue 8876 - has very similar shaping through the waist and I love wearing it - it makes me feel slim - so I definitely want to give this one a try.
The line drawing of the Vogue 9037 jacket shows some soft shaping, an on shoulder point, and an interesting hemline. The wider collar is flattering to my narrow shoulders and three quarter sleeves are my favourite. This has potential although I'm not sure about the belt. Maybe not.
What a beautiful little girl's coat. It has similar lines to the one I normally work with and lots of potential for future little girl twirl coats and dresses. A good child's pattern can be hard to come by so I definitely want this one.
The three patterns from The Sewing Workshop are on order and should be here shortly. I'll wait on these other ones from Vogue until there's another pattern sale since there's no rush as - LOL - I have lots of patterns already. Last night, I started on Katherine Tilton's Butterick 5881. Instead of fifteen pieces cut single layer, this one has nineteen pieces cut single layer. From frying pan to fire perhaps ? ? ?
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - celebrations
To awaken our sense of wonder - a necessary ingredient in all creativity - we must be willing to be childlike. Christ told us that in order to have faith, we must "become as little children." Since creativity is a matter of faith, becoming childlike can help us in our creative endeavors. We must learn to explore with openness and curiosity.
- Julia Cameron