The mister hooked up an external monitor, so I’m back in business. Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly from my September sewing. Let’s start with the bad:
Butterick 5525 is a really cute top, but shows my bras straps. I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep working on this pattern to get it right. There are so many other knit patterns out there to try, it would be easy to just move on.
Butterick 5690 is one of the dreaded Connie Crawford for Butterick patterns. While it is a nicely drafted pattern, I have to admit that swing coats aren’t very flattering to me. I need a more fitted shape. I didn’t even finish this one.
Here is the winner of my September sewing. Simplicity 1941 is part of their Amazing Fit line. It is a basic, princess seamed blouse, but what sets it apart is that it comes with separate pattern pieces for A-DD bra cup sizes. All that I needed to do was a petite adjustment above the waist. It fit perfectly the first time. That explains the lack of concern for pattern matching. It was $1.50 a yard fabric that I intended to use as a muslin but fit so nicely that I finished it off to be wearable. I will be making a bunch more. This is the first button front blouse, handmade or RTW, that has ever fit me without pulling the buttons at the bust. I am so in love with this blouse that I stopped to look in the mirror every time I passed one yesterday. Love, love, love!