Monday, April 1, 2013
Mom in Butterick 5895
Readers, I'm back! It was so nice taking time to visit my family. While I was in Arizona, Mom and I turned her kitchen into a sewing room. She loves the capri pants in my new Butterick pattern, so I whipped her up a pair! It's worth noting that Mom keeps my patterns and books on a "shrine" in her entryway, but has never actually wanted to wear one of my designs (not her style, which I totally understand), so this was big.
I brought plum colored stretch denim from B&J specifically for the project.
After making some fit adjustments to the waist and hips of the pattern (by measuring a pair of store bought jeans in mom's wardrobe), I followed the construction pretty closely--except for the waistband. Mom tends to wear hip-length shirts over jeans, so the waistband wouldn't have shown. So I added a grosgrain ribbon facing instead.
It's fun seeing the pattern in a Southwest casual vibe!
I also worked on some adorable little sundresses for my adorable little niece.
And I knit Jeff a sweater. Here's the "hey, I finished your sweater!" picture I texted to him. This is about as adventurous as he gets in sweater design.
Butterick 5882 for the occasion. More on that (plus the promised FBA post, I swear) soon.