(On a brighter note both my washing machine and refrigerator are again fully functional!)
I'm not quite sure what to say about this dress in it's original form. It's one of the refashions I'm working on for a dress shop in town. It is/was teeny tiny with the smallest neck opening I've ever seen.
So I took the easy way out and made a skirt from it. I added a pink waistband (reused the dress zipper) and evened off the hem. I really wanted to change the neckline and keep it as a dress but it was just so small that there was no room for error. It's a cute skirt though! I'm planning to make a small handbag out of the leftover fabric.
So, jeans. I was so excited about Peter's jeans sew-along. I reeeaaally wanted to make a pair of perfect-fitting white jeans for summer.
My chosen pattern, McCall's 5894. Good reviews on PR, looked promising, started with a muslin just in case. I compared the measurements to a pair of jeans I like and found the rise to be much higher in the pattern.
So I plan to try again with Vogue 2907. It's got a much lower rise so no adjustment there, and I like the shape of the leg better.
So let's hope the return of the sun around these parts brings about a burst of creative energy!