Day 16: Anna Maria Horner Socialite Dress pattern in home decor fabric by Premier Prints. I have two Socialite dresses, both in home decor fabric and every time I see a home decor fabric I like, i think about making another Socialite Dress. They've worked out really well for me with this pattern, but I really don't think I want three of the same dress in my wardrobe. There are other patterns to conquer.
Day 17: I had a breezy little pair of shorts planned with this material I got at JoAnns and Simplicity 1833. I finally got around to making a muslin and was pleased to find that all I really needed to do was lower the front a bit and raise the back a bit and I was good to go. Well.... hypothetically. I guess I didn't really pay good attention when I made my muslin. And what good is the time you take to make a muslin if you don't pay attention to how it fits!!? No good at all!
These shorts are still higher waisted than I really wanted and they pull at my thighs when I walk. I'm hoping to fix the problem on the next pair, when I figure out how. Thus the pondering pose.
Day 18: Mini challenge Friday - Green
These are my discolicious pants that debuted in September and have been worn in public a total of maybe 3 times. They are my favorite pj pants and I'm ok with them living their lives in the confines of my house. Me enjoying what I make is what matters most, right?
That being said, look at the awesome leg shape on these! The crotch fit is amaaaaazing and they are super comfortable, so I think they need to be made again in a more, shall we say, toned down fabric. Chambray would be fun.
Day 19: Next up, leggings! I bought this really cute, super-soft knit from Denver Fabrics (I don't see it there now, which stinks, because I want more!) not really knowing what I would do with it. Wait, hold that thought! My brain just woke up and told me that I actually bought this at JoAnn's. Hooray! I remember now seeing it get cut off the bolt. That means I CAN have more. Fantastic.
So these are leggings from McCalls 6173 which has great reviews and I'm giving it a total thumbs up too. I was kinda crazy and cut a Medium for the top of the back and tapered down to a Small. For the front, I cut a Small and tapered down to an X-Small. I also cut the back about two inches higher at teh waist. Everything went together great and there is room for my ample booty without worrying about ripping an important seam. :)
Day 20: Kinda boring. Simplicity 2892 made in AMH voile, worn with grey shorts from Anthro while nuzzling the puppy dog.