Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm Back

And I feel so much better.

The white blouse pictured, BWOF 3/06 #104, was just the project to bring me back from the brink. I'd sewn it before; it had turned out.

It's not a difficult project, so even in my post-wadder state of mind, it was unlikely that I would screw it up, at least in any significant way (I admit, I did for some reason pin the back neck darts on the shoulders instead, but I noticed it as I was pinning and redirected).

Fabric used: white cotton/lycra shirting from Paron's, NY, bought at last fall's Patternreview shopping day. Great stuff. Square white buttons from Pacific Trims, filched from the Mario shirt stash (need to replace those before the next shirt happens).

I have to say that he's not my best photographer - I know I'm a little PMS-y right now and I was definitely wearing the wrong bga, but it always seems like I'm busting out all over when he takes a picture. Maybe I should simply consider the source?

I tried it on this morning with a different bra and the fit was much better, but of course he was long gone by that point.

I'm not sure what the next project is going to be. I think part of my sewing issues (in addition to obvious wadder frustration) is that I'm tired of summer clothes, but I'm not really ready to sew for fall yet. There are still so many great summer fabrics I didn't get to this year, but do I really want to start something now that I might wear once before it gets put away for the season?

I'm feeling a little more inspired than I was earlier - I went over to Borders at lunch with a gift card and carted home the first of the fall fashion magazines - Harper's Bazaar and Lucky. The European Vogues were all in, but the American Vogue was still the August issue, and I'm looking for my 5 lb. wish book.

That always starts making me think about fall and winter sewing, even if most of it is (a) not my style, (b) not anyone's style, or (c) styled to look cute only on a 6' tall stick figure model. There are details that can be scavenged off the most impossible garements, so the lack of reality-based fashion in the magazines doesn't really bother me.

Bring on fall!

15 comments:

eword10 said...

Great shirt! I love the buttons. Did you buy those with me???

Lori said...

Cute shirt. Glad you are feeling better about sewing again, send some my way, please!

Little Hunting Creek said...

That's so pretty!And it looks great on you. I might try this one. It looks easy, with great results :)

Nancy K said...

Great shirt. i love square buttons.

McVal said...

I like those square buttons too! I'm going to have to be more creative...

kiltsnquilts said...

Great shirt, what BWOF issue did it come out of or was it a single pattern?

You just can't beat a 'little white shirt' :-))

Sherril said...

I think Mario cut your head off. I don't think he meant anything by it though. He just had a different focus. The blouse turned out great. It's OK to sew for Fall now. I've already started.

gwensews said...

Love the shirt. Your sewing inspiration will suddenly reappear, and you'll be on the fast track to fall sewing!

Dana said...

Great shirt, basic with nice design details to make it a little different.

Debbie Cook said...

Great top! You have the perfect shoulders for it. Can you blame Mario for his "focus?"
At least he's looking, right? LOL!

Becky said...

It looks like it fits really well!

Michelle said...

Great shirt! I really like it, I need to make some white shirts, too. I may steal your idea and look for some square buttons, those are a great touch!

Tany said...

THe shirt looks terrific on you! Great job!

Connie Bontje said...

A great shirt on you Karen! I have such a difficult time finding nice plain white shirting around here!
Hope your summer is going welll!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

LOL, I think you have some valuable information based on where he focuses the camera. The blouse looks great--crisp and well fitted.

I never get tired of sewing for summer, even when it's winter!