Just in time for spring, I’ve made a cool weather shirt. That’s alright; we always have some damp, chilly weather again before Christmas. This was straight forward and super easy, so not a ton to say about it, but after the Craftsy cramming fest that was October Free Pass and then some back trouble, I’m glad to finish a project!
Vogue 8877 View C — Loose fitting, pullover top with dropped shoulders. So loose fitting, in fact, that since I was using knit, I made a small, despite the size chart indicating a medium, and still had plenty of room. In fact, I tapered the sleeves down to an extra small at the wrist.
Incredibly easy to make, and the instructions were fine.
Fabrics: Maggy London Fog City Gray medium weight ponte knit, and a lightweight looser weave knit endcut, both from Smuggler’s Daughter with discounts for the endcut and having reviewed the shop at pr.
Continue reading Easy, Casual Knit Top (Vogue 8877)
I picked this one, because the dress has a high waist, which is more flattering on me than regular waistlines.
Difficulty: Easy to sew, and simple directions. Alterations took longer than the sewing.
Fabric: Medium weight cotton sateen with 5% elastane from Spotlight. The little bit of stretch made it easier to get the fit! (And besides the Vogue fitting shell, this was my first attempt at a bodice this fitted.)
This re-release was changed, and it comes out looking like Butterick’s online photo rather than the 50’s drawing on the envelope if you sew it up as is. I altered the back bodice to get the v-shape on the drawing by following the simple directions on the Edelweiss blog.
Continue reading Walkaway Dress / Altered (Butterick 4790)
Cotton flannelette Yoda for Darryl. Extremely simple pattern with easy instructions.
I just shortened between waist and crotch, since, like me, he’s not that tall. Slightly redrew the flap at center front afterward, since I’d shortened straight through it.