Sunday, June 6, 2010

Burda 06-2010-108 Saggy Boob Fail

I really liked this top in the magazine. I really liked Karen's version though she does mention how the under-bust gathers might be an issue for those who are "gravitationally challenged." I guess I need to add "bust challenged" to the list of people who might not like this top. I don't think it's all the tops fault, however. I didn't line the points up perfectly and I could have focused more of the gathers on the bust region versus the waist region.

When it's pulled down at the waist, it looks okay.

When I move my fingers I get large boob-esque pockets under my bust. I think those with a bust will pull up some of the extra fabric. On me, it just pools and looks like an extremely long and floppy boob. Not so spicy.

It's okay, I'm not heart-broken. I liked the style but wanted to muslin in first because I wasn't sure of the gathers. I love this Gorgeous Fabrics knit but didn't have too much left so I used it as my muslin fabric. On an interesting note. I usually do a petite adjustment on Burda patterns. I didn't this time and the armhole is perfect. I think during the summer I run more and stand up straighter. I need to remember to do that all winter.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Not much, but it's something . . .

You can never have too many simple black dresses right? I've had this one for years and love it. It's just a polyester knit dress that has some waist gathers. It's simple and I really like it. It had these fluttery butterfly sleeves on it though. They were looking a bit flouncy and dated so I lopped them off! Actually, I turned them to the inside and topstitched so now it's a tank dress. Much better!

Here's a close-up. I used to have this same dress in red but don't know what happened to it. I'll have to search. I like it so much better with no sleeves!

Tomorrow: An epic fail on what I will be calling The Saggy Boob Shirt. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More Pillowcases!!!!

I promised my kids some more pillowcases because they loved their other ones so much. This is fabric I picked up in Hawaii the last time we were there. The two pinks ones are for the girls and the green one is for my son. I'm not sure if he'll like his because it has pink on it. I can hear it now, "Pink? Mom? Really??? I'm not a girl! I don't like pink!" I used the same tutorial as last time. I really like it because the inside raw edge for the contrast fabric is non-existent. Here are the pillowcases I made last time with a close-up view of the inside.

Here's a close-up of the contrast rick-rack with contrast thread. I added the buttons because Sister B "needed" them.

How much do y'all love large rick-rack?