Yesterday was full of house cleaning, errands, and appointments. I had my hour in the studio in the morning and a few minutes in the afternoon but that was about it. Good thing I have some finished projects to show.
I thought taking pictures by this door would work well but apparently only at certain times of the day. I'm sorry these are so dark. Hopefully you can see enough details and - LOL - no wrinkles. The top is a version of my favourite Vogue 8691, no ruffle, and the pants are Burda 7062.
As I showed in yesterday's posting, I appliqued some of the floral motifs onto the un-floral portion of each pant leg so it wouldn't be so stark. I'm not sure I'd wear such a short top with these pants but it's good for the pictures. What do you think?
This is another version of the same top and the Burda 7400 purple pants I sewed last week. I wore them earlier this week and a woman stopped me to say she loved my "very cute" pants. Me too.
I worked on the top, added a gusset under the arms, and sewed in one sleeve only to take it back out again. I want to decrease the cap height by another half inch.
The black line is a sleeve I've sewn successfully before and the edge of the paper is the original sleeve less 3/8". Since it was so close, I scooped out the notch area and sewed it in but there was a lot of easing and some excess length so I'm trying again. I find it interesting that I've shortened the armhole by 2 7/8" but the cap height by only 3/8" and now another 1/2". That's not correct "technically" but it's what works and definitely what makes my templates worth the work of developing... even if they are always in the process of being fine tuned.
Talk soon - Myrna
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