Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring, or "Is God just Messing?"

Suddenly it's warm and balmy outside, the birds are going nuts, and what few snow flurries fall can't actually stick.  It's most confusing, but officially it seems like a good time to give up on winter sewing.  Clearly I don't have the disposition or inclination for it.  My fantastic Flight Attendant winter Mod Mini dress is sitting in pieces with a few fitting issues frustratingly un-solved.  I haven't cracked open my Wearing History 1930s blanket jacket pattern.  Even though it's pretty much a no-brainer for the transition months...


I love the styling of this Giles dress, even though the fit seems bizarrely lazy.  (Isn't it funny how insane we drive ourselves getting every wrinkle out... and then you see runway or fashion shoots fitting that can only be described as 'sloppy').  When I saw this dress I stashed it away on my harddrive, and thought I'd give it a go for spring '11.  I used the yellow version of Butterwick 5032, sliced it down the middle front and added button bands.  It seems to work.  the box pleats aren't doing me any favors, and I may stitch them down.  The back is here to showcase my bizarrely sloping shoulders,  I"m not an insane swimmer, was simply born that way.  It makes fitting clothes incredibly hard.  The muslin is made out a gross old puce bedsheet, it smells nasty, and I'm blaming the horrific color for the fact this dress does 'nothing for me.'  I"m holding out hope that in a decent fabric this one will kick it.  I'll also try taking in the length of the skirt from the hips down...
B5032




The other wee issue getting in the way of planned sewing is that as of May 1st I'll officially be homeless again.  Not homeless in the scary, "out of work, can't pay the bills way," but homeless in the, "no particular place I need to be way."  I might go to Wyoming, maybe Florida, maybe Ohio, maybe back to the UK.  Just not back to the emotional quagmire of LA.  Please God not to LA. (unless a really, really good job is offered, in which case I will suck it up).

1 comment:

tigergirl said...

This is a great style - it would suit our hot Queensland weather really well ........ another one to put on my list!