I finished the top. It's okay. I would have liked to cut the binding with the stripes running diagonally and I couldn't but luckily there was enough fabric for continuous pieces for the neckline and both armholes.
The side seam on the longer side of Vogue 9057 is left open. Last time I sewed it closed. This time I left it open only I didn't like the way it stuck out so I used buttons to tack the edges together. I really like how that looks.
This is one of those looks good but doesn't feel good garments although I think the pattern has tremendous potential in my wardrobe. I really like the way it fits through the bodice and how it flares out in that quite flattering while giving the illusion that I'm slimmer than I actually am kind of way. What I don't like is the hemline. This is my third garment with an asymmetrical hemline and I'm not in love. I feel much better when the garment is symmetrical or when...
... the asymmetrical aspects are contained within the garment like with the wrap portion of this out of print Vogue 8390. It's a much softer look that I find more wearable. That's interesting information to add to my checklist.
My blouse still needs buttons and hopefully I'll get that done in the next few days. I bought buttons on the weekend and they looked good against the fabric at the store and too light against it at home. I want to see if I can find a darker shade that would work better. Later. Today, I'm giving the house a good cleaning and then I'll cut out a jacket, pair of pants, or skirt. I need a break from tops.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - the idea of spending an hour a day doing the things I want done but don't want to do hasn't gone anywhere. An hour a day is not my normal approach. I'd hoped to behave differently but I'm more of the get it over with kind of person and I get it over with when "it" suddenly click. Yesterday I went looking for a specific box and ended up cleaning out the storage room and under the stairs. YES YES
There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.
- C.J. Walker