Saturday, June 15, 2013

OOP Burda 8547 becomes a TNT and a quick catch up.


OOP Burda 8547
 This is an OOP pattern that I got ages ago. I love the cap sleeved sheath dress pattern, for knit fabrics.It also has a armhole dart. Not sure if I like that one but the fit is pretty good.

Alterations made:
  • Traced out 12 on neck / shoulders / armholes and gradually extended to size 16 at the hips.
  • Reduced the length at hemline by 5 inches to make it knee length on me
  • Changed neckline from crew neck to scooped neck
Muslin done on a double knit, bought eons ago from wazoodle! The fit seems good! What surprises me is the no FBA at all part. Maybe this pattern has been specifically drafted for a person with a large bustline? The muslin dress is waiting to be hemmed and pictures will follow. Maybe when pictures are posted, you can tell me if I need to go down a size and do an FBA after all. I have some yummy ponte all washed up and dried, eagerly awaiting to be made into this dress.

So, What happened to the short term goal (4 tops, and 2 dresses before mid June)? 
It's still on... so far, one black top and 1 grey dress (needs to be hemmed) done... Even though these were muslins, they turned out decent! The rest will be made. I will extend the date to June end (or even July!) but it will get done! HAVE TO. I've purged my closet way too much. And we have a vacation coming right at the end of June. Need clothes big time!

Any other news?
 Well, the darn no-buy fast!! I slipped...... right into the shopping cart at Fabricmart Fabrics. It was midnight... I was stressed out about something else and what's a girl to do? Whip out her credit cards and order stuff of course.... 50% off on Ponte fabrics. That too ponte without polyester. I lucked out with some Rayon double knit and wool ponte. These have been shipped to a friends place in upstate Newyork and I'll be picking it up when we visit her this year.

And then happened some drama in personal life, which translated to more fabric from Fabricland and an online order at Joann.com. You know how that happens, don't you?

Latest enlightenment:
No buy fasts aka Self imposed fabric bans are dangerous... When it ends (or when I break it), it can make me go whole hog! Very important note to self:  Do NOT commit to fabric fasts anymore.. Never ever! Why torture self?