Tuesday, March 03, 2009

FO: Burda WOF 12-2008 113

I love this wool jersey.  It's a panel print of orange giraffes outlined in raised gold.  It's so funny.  I had to get a piece of another black jersey for the sleeves and used that for the neck binding, to tie the two shades of black together.

I think it works.  Because of the length of the panel, I made this into a tunic, the hem just skimming the top of my thighs.  Anthropologie says tunics are in this season, so who I am to argue?

I made a straight 44.  With the gathers on the front, I didn't even need to do a full bust adjustment.  Still, I'm losing weight (an ounce here, an ounce there), so the shoulders and decolletage are a little loose.  I think I'll have to start cutting a 42 at the top. And believe me, I'm not complaining.

This is the first version I made from cotton jersey - a soft nightgown for Christmas.  I used a picot edge elastic for the neckline and much deeper hems.  Is it too mumsy?  I am Mom, so that's not too bad sometimes.  

I think it'll be loverly in a knit flannel for winter time.  I feel my hair greying as I type.

On a cost cutting urge, I didn't renew my FoPR membership last January.  I haven't been sewing much this past year and I spend most of my time on Ravelry.  But I signed up again.  It's actually a really good deal, and now I don't go to my local sewing studio, it really is my only sewing community.

I just wish the message boards had Rav's agree/disagree/love.... options and more variety.  This girl is super spoiled by the splendors of Ravelry.

1 comment:

  1. Annie8:04 PM

    Oh my goodness! The tunic is the most adorable thing I've seen yet! Now I have to get myself some of that fabric...