08 Jan Odds & Ends – Plus a New Top!
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 an Online Sewing Class for Craftsy 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.
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 🙂