While I wait for my Mood Fabrics to publish my first garment-of-the-year post, I believe it’s a good time to clarify a misconception among some readers.
I have recently received several comments from readers who believe I have continued my RTW Fast into a second year. Not so….. just my blog!
When I completed my Ready-to-Wear Fast on August 31st, 2012, I continued my blog but I did not renew my fast. It was two months after completing the Fast before I walked into a dress shop with a new discriminating eye and bought my first RTW in 14 months. I wrote about the experience HERE. My sparse shopping trips have filled in the glaring wardrobe gaps I discovered during the RTW Fast, but I am continually grateful to be rid of my past dependency of retail shopping.
I guess one might say I’m in a maintenance program now!
Soon, I will be reviewing a class for Craftsy.com entitled
Sew the Perfect Fit, by Lynda Maynard.
Widely known in the industry as a fit specialist, Linda Maynard has authored two books including her CD book Demystifying Fit. Vogue pattern 8766 is included with the class and is illustrated throughout the lessons.
You can sew along and learn with me at a 40% discount from Craftsy! Click HERE for your discount!
Lastly, I made a blouse/top. After placing this McCall’s pattern on the list of misses for 2012, I decided I should give it another chance.
My first top (HERE) ended up rather bulky due to a large cut and heavy spandex fabric.
I snatched this lively equestrian spandex upon first sight because it reminded me of an expensive equestrian silk print.
This fabric is lighter in weight and I cut a size smaller. I also shortened the length so I could tuck it in when needed.
The fit is better but not perfect.
I am pleased that it fits nicely under sweaters, almost resembling a scarf!
But I am ready to learn the tricks of the trade for fitting especially during my maintenance program