ETA: correct pattern number
Well, I’m 75% done with the BWOF cape, but I’m stuck, stuck, stuck on lining the jacket portion. So, I’m walking away for a moment.
Instead, I called Kashi at Metro Textiles and placed an order for some shirtings. I love the look of a striped menswear style shirt. Shirts are something that used to freak me out a little (the collars, the buttonholes, the cuffs). But, I like this feeling of conquering my sewing fears.
So my plan is to make the following shirts between now and spring. **subject to change as I am wont to do
The first two are from an October 2003 edition of BWOF
#121 (Doesn’t it seem like BWOF used to give you more photos of the garment details?)
The next two are from the January 2007 BOWF.
#102 (I do like those pants too!)
I want to make up #120 from the May 2007 edition. It should be a breeze since I made the dress version earlier this summer.
Finally, I like #108 from July 2007
I’ll show you the fabric when they come in next week.
It’s Rosh Hoshanna, the Jewish New Year. In honor of the fact that last year I had every single Jewish holiday off and won’t be getting any of the seven days off my former co-workers will have this month, I took today off work too. So there.
I’ve been up since 4:00 a.m. today. My candidate had their primary election and I promised to work a poll. Unfortunately, it rained in Baltimore and turn out was terribly low (less than a 1/3 at my precinct). The good thing is, that I had Lori’s Sew Forth Now podcast on my iPod to keep me going.
It helped me keep my sanity during the 15 hours of handing out lit at the polls! There were great interviews from Ann of Gorgeous Things and Erica B. of Erica B.’s DIY Style.
I wish I had a photo of my campaign shirt. I of course altered it from an XXL to a wearable halter top. I’ll try and take one this wknd to show you.
So, we won. And I’ve gotta get some sleep. But first, I have to see if there is a new podcast of Sew Forth Now to download.