I sure have missed my blogging friends!
I have been so eager to post anything just to say hello while I was taking care of a patient, hosting a party at my home followed by entertaining out-of-town company immediately upon returning from our unforgettable vacation to the Mediterranean. The patient is fine, the party was fun, the company found its way to a football game in Florida, and I hit the sewing machine after a four-week break.
I imagined this beautiful brocade from Mood Fabrics as numerous garments:
My husband suggested I make a close-fitting special occasion dress which would be beautiful, but I wanted to make something I would wear throughout the fall. Determined to overcome my previous jacket debacle, I carefully examined the lines of this New Look pattern before buying it.
My only reservation lay in the collar, which was confirmed in the muslin. The circumference was enormous.
Ruffler to the rescue! After making a 2-inch ruffle, I raised the back neckline allowing the ruffle to fit around the neck rather than rest on my back .….and here it is….…. a perfect solution for transforming the drab black clothes in my closet for almost any occasion! The jacket may just hang it my car this fall so I can be ready to go at a moment’s notice! Changing the collar on this pattern was worth the effort.
Last year I focused on fitting issues. This year I’m paying more attention to details which led me to lining the jacket bodice and adding cuffs to the sleeves.
I am thrilled to have the jacket issue behind me, but even more so, I am just thrilled to be sewing and blogging again. Best wishes for a great weekend!