May 4th, 2020

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Happy Star Wars Day!

May the Fourth be with you! :wink:

Been busy in the Studio. I now have 3 new blouses, and 2 new pants. Good thing, since Fabric Mart's May Picks had.....ummmm.....a few pieces I *really* liked. And I bought them........:lol:

The Style Arc Jules top is nice. The first one I made as designed, but without sleeves. I realized at the last minute that the sleeves were going to be too tight in the bicep area, and I didn't have the fabric to cut wider ones. :oops: So, that one has overly-large sleeve holes. :shrug: Still wearable; it was a muslin anyway.

The 2nd one I added kimono sleeves; they look good. The bodice is a trifle short - I noticed on the 1st one, but decided to ignore it until I got the sleeves sorted. Again, quite wearable! It's in a lovely Hawaiian print by Tori Richards - I LOVE it!

The 3rd one was sewn today. I redrafted the kimono sleeves, and added 2" to the bodice above the skirt seam. Haven't worn it yet, but it looked FABULOUS on my dress form. I'm planning on wearing it tomorrow; it's another Tori Richards fabric in pinks and blacks. It's just GORGEOUS.

I'm going to switch patterns next; I have the Hot Patterns Peasant Top queued up. The last -new- fabric I have in line is (another!) Tori Richards Lawn; it's Blue with gorgeous Hibiscus flowers all over. I got the last of the bolt, so instead of 3 yards I got approximately 3.25. I don't want to cut up the pattern too much, so the Jules is out; I'm hoping the Peasant top will showcase the print.

When my current order comes in, I'll be back at it......I mostly snagged more Tori fabric - I LOVE her lawns, and her prints are really, really nice. By the time I'm done with all of them, my wardrobe should be pretty much done....until my Miss Matatabi order finally makes it over from Japan. :lol:

Not much else to report.....I have some more hats to make up, but no rush. I'm on the lookout for some more linen for pants.....I need some brown and some indigo. Maybe a nice black - I have 1 pair of black Pheobe pants made from a LOVELY Japanese cotton twill, but it's a soft black, not a nice, solid black-black. I have the Cashmerette Calder pattern to play with, but I wanted to knock the easy-fit pants out first so I'd have something to wear.

Me-made-May looks to be a GO this year....:lol: This entry was originally posted at Please comment there using OpenID.