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Saturday, March 26, 2011

BWOF (now Burda Style)


I was interested in a light weight spring jacket, so I paged through some old BWOF that I have, not wanting to buy one more pattern to find space in the pattern file. This one was unlined, all the better (BWOF June 2008 #102). Notice the stress drag line on the right shoulder?......that is result of my alteration to accommodate my low shoulder on that side.......and the flapping, unbuttoned bottom jacket band?......Dummy's hip measurement is smidge larger than mine, so I couldn't get it buttoned.



Front Detail I was attracted to the scallops.



Another little detail on the sleeves of just 3 little tucks down the grainline.


Back View

The fabric is a cotton shirting from Michaels that was on sale last year for $5 per yd. Such a deal a spring jacket for $12 including buttons etc. One more thing, since I have rather prominent shoulder blades, I did insert a back shield for just another layer of fabric in that area. Should have photoed that too....oh well, you know what I mean. All the seams are top stitched that helps it all hang together nicely.
All in all, I like the outcome and even though it might seem to have a rather dressy look, I plan to wear it with casual bottoms.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hot Patterns Shrug Free Download


Stitchers Guild is posting and chatting about shrugs and their simplicity and instant gratification factor for a couple of weeks. I got pulled into the whole thing and downloaded the free pattern on downloaded the free pattern for Hot Patterns on http://www.fabric.com/?cm_ven=CJ&cm_ite=88x31new&cm_pla=2203897&cm_cat=19276up92&afsrc=1.
I used Ponte Roma knit that has enough weight to not get hung /grabbed by the underneath garment, yet has nice drape. I shortened the cascade by 6" length and 6" width starting at the bottom and tapering to zero approaching the neckline. I am 5 '6" yet I think it needs even more taken off length.........easy to do, just put the rotary cutter to it.