I had dinner plans last night with a boy and wasn’t sure what exactly to wear. Mostly because I wasn’t sure if it was a date or not. After consultation with Christina and Leslie I came up with jeans and a top. I wanted casual but sexy. We weren’t meeting up until 10 p.m. so I wanted a little New York but a lot of me. It’s getting cool at night here, so I wanted sleeves. I needed something easy, so I needed a knit. Enter Burda 5-2002-108.
It’s not meant to be worn pulled over the hips like I do below. But, when I wore it like I did last night (above) it looks kind of sloppy in the photos
The pattern is made up of four pieces with cut on sleeves. My fabric is from Jomar in Philly and was about $2 a yard.
You get the look of a wrap without using up all that fabric. I love it as it’s kind of geometric but simple.
The color above is closest to real life color. I didn’t hem the waistband or the sleeves. I just don’t believe in it for casual knits 😉 Total project time, under two hours. All construction on the serger with top stitching of the neckline on my sewing machine.
Here’s the back, similar with a less deep V
Slightly lower than I would normally wear for someplace like work. But, it was for a possible date and we were going to have the flush out his intentions early. A girl has got to do what a girl has got to do.
Not *really* a redhead. Just a bottle red from Panama:) Oddly, I specifically asked for and showed Ann’s color. But, something got lost in translation.
I’m sewing a little. I made a top yesterday to go out in and LURV it. It’s really basic and simple and very the Row. Will take photos today and review. The sun it out! Also, I have s stash of new makeup to talk about. Yeah, I know. But. for me, buying makeup is more stressful than buying a car 🙂
I’ve been a bad blogger, because I really don’t have much to show the last few months and certainly nothing this last week. I *really* thought I was going to sew all weekend. But, I was immobilized with indecision. I thought I wanted to start a HP coat that I have, but it’s not quite fall here yet and I didn’t feel like tracing anything off. Then, I thought of some skirts I wanted to make. But, all my transitional fabric is plaid and I didn’t feel like matching. Then, I thought I would do a knit dress. But, my zig-zag machine is with the couple that I’m making curtains for. Then, I settled on some Patrones pants. But, they got a great, big, fat #EPIC FAIL in the muslin process. After that wadder, I took a stab at one of my Kwik Sew bra patterns. It seems destined to be an UFO. Here’s where I’m at (never thought my travel pillow would be so great for this kind of photo):
You may not be able to tell, but this image represents me spending most of today looking for the lingerie elastic I bought at G Street and in NYC last year to start making underwear. I can’t find it. Grrr. Honestly, I’m starting to feel like this wasn’t the weekend for me to get back to the sewing machines.
Tomorrow, I plan to return to a project of success!! Simplicity pants #4237. Those pants were a keeper and I’m thinking I should go back to a good thing!