Saturday, 18 June 2011
Sew Weekly: Photo Finish
Hello! In what could quite possibly be my highest sewing peak of the year, I'd like to introduce you to my 3 piece suit, made by yours truly for this week's Sew Weekly Theme: At the Races!
As you can see, I'm very happy with my sewing this week! Bursting at the seams with pride, but luckily thanks to my mad tailoring skillz, not bursting at the seams literally.
I adore the jacket, it's perfectly cropped for a petite lass, and I cut back the sleeves/cuffs so that they didn't dangle around my fingers like normal store bought jackets do. Honestly, the best thing about sewing for yourself is making the perfect fit. Off the rack will never, ever, be the same again, and actually thinking about buying store bought clothes makes me itch in anticipation of the bad fit. But, what I did discover buy making this skirt, was that pleats and tapering skirts don't fit well for my rounded hips and mini waist and I might have to rewatch episodes of Mad Men just to see Joan's waistline's darts.
Many of you, over on my Sew Weekly post, have said the skirt looks great, so it must be really a comfort thing and a self concious worry - because the skirt (with its high waistband) has too much 'frump' and bulk around the middle in my opinion. Oh well!
Whilst the photos are absolutely beautiful (Thanks Husbie! You're a star! When are you going to start your own blog, hey?!) it was totally freezing... as it was first thing in the morning, you can see my breath it's that cold!
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