Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Finally - a finished skirt. Fabulous rayon fabric from Threadneedles and Lutterloh 2005-14, as previously pictures here. All I had left was the hem after several weeks of non-finishing, so I whipped that up the other night, and here we are. It is a very comfortable skirt and has a nice flare down from the hip which provides a better fit in the waist and hip, rather than the sort of pattern which is really one large rectangle. I will make another of these. Meanwhile there are two shirts waiting in the fabric for release, a couple of pairs of pants and a skirt in progress that my daughter is making. Lots of plans, although Summer has come, and that makes me a bit lazy! Somehow I just want to sit on the deck and read. ;) On the pants front, there there is really good news! The pattern drafted to my measurements from the XL Lutterloh pattern fits. I did a muslin, and the thing is fine except for a bit of length in the CR seam. That is such good news! Sonja at Lutterloh NZ drafted this for me and was kind enough to send it to me snail-mail along with a flyer for the vest with blue ruler attachment to copy and attach. Meanwhile, I bought the XL-XXL set. I will see how a few other things fit, although the tops will be too large. A basic TNT pants pattern in Lutterloh drafting will be such a wonderful thing to have! I have two lengths of Weaver Cloth (thank you PR members for letting me know about this at Joann's) ready to go for these Summer pants!
Monday, June 8, 2009
SO this event is in the planning stages. I merely report it because I am fairly close and just might go. Sounds like such fun! Read all about it here at the blog! Also here on PatternReview.com if you can. Some content is blocked unless you register, so REGISTER! Uh....I mean that in a good way! There will be activities, fabric shopping, and fabric shopping, and maybe a pajama party and - OH - did I mention fabric shopping? So it does really sounds like a lot of fun!