"Cock your hat - angles are attitudes"
- Frank Sinatra.
I love the new
I'll add a few words about the top. I should, really. It is a Burdastyle pattern #111 07/2014, a relatively simple inverted trapezoid with 'split sleeve'. I used french seams, bias binding for the neckline, couture version of the bound slit for the neckline opening (I could not resist), and a narrow machine hem for the hem and sleeves. The neckline slit was not really necessary since the neckline is wide enough, but I just went with the pattern. The top can be sewn in less than half a day, and even faster if you omit the slit. I used a better quality silk charmeuse from my stash (!!!!); I bought it four years ago at Michael's Fabrics in Baltimore.
You may recognize the skirt, another relatively recent make.
A close-up of the neckline and sleeve finishing - I will be posting more construction details in a separate post.
Finally, thanks to the following fabulous ladies for sharing their makes last week. Real bombshells, readers - check out their makes!
Jenny of Cashmerette, rocking a Bombshell swimsuit!
Clio of Clio & Phineas, rocking her second (!) Bombshell and a 26-week pregnant belly! Clio, congratulations!
Kristin of Sunny Sewing, with her version of Plantain and Thurlows!
By the way, I was just thinking that we sew
ersists developed an amazing new language that no sane person can understand. I was showing to my husband the latest me-made links: "This is Clio - she hacked another bombshell, and Kristin, who cracked Thurlows..." - ..? ....
... and, finally, the amazing Rhonda of Rhonda's Creative Life with
A The Perfect Travel Dress.
"Oh frabjous girls! Calloh! Callay!
She chortled in her joy
Ok, here is the next linky party, ladies!