I am not in a rutt. I am a sewing coward. A coward! I was afraid to make any news patterns-- to do all that work of making a pattern and it just ends up as CRAP. This has happened many a time. I suppose it is all in the learning process, but it has made me a big coward. I am actually surprised when a pattern I have made actually works out on my body and actually looks flattering. Like my snake dress for example which should have been done right now, is deep in the mistakes suitcase because the skirt was totally skeewampus. And instead of starting over, I just don't want to return to that place of fearfulness.
I am actually starting to think that my personal skirt slopers are off. Slopers are basic pattern pieces that are customized to my body, and I think I need to make new ones.
So I'm a coward who needs new self esteem and new slopers. In the mean time, I decided to just sew from a pattern. I know that's not what this blog is about, but I just needed a break. I needed something to turn out perfectly for a change. So I started on this pattern that I have had forever and have been waiting to sew. I am doing collar C, which is the top left corner collar:
This pattern is extremely flattering, as you can see (I'll toot my own horn often). I really really really like it. Anna, my sister, is always telling me to wear things that are more form fitting on my hips and not so a-line or poofy (I am a poofy skirt whore-- I just like them. And they don't always look so great on me. I can take a hint, Anna). So I went with the straight skirt for once, and Anna was right. Ok, Anna? You're right.
The fabric is a great poly-wool blend that I found in Joanne's clearence bin. Finding fabric I love and then using it right away helps my cowardice. It's black with bright blue woven into it. Wool dress with black tights and black heels for winter? Yes please!!!
Vogue patterns are the best out there, so I really don't consider this cheating for my blog. I am going to do a couple more patterns I think, until I get back in the groove of things. All vogue all the way, baby.