I've been horrible about updating lately...sorry! I have been sewing as ever, here and there, a little bit at a time. At the beginning of December I did another craft fair and after that I was a bit burnt out on sewing. I made a couple of scarves for Christmas gifts and that was it as far as Christmas/holiday sewing and crafting. The craft fair went well though, and after a lovely holiday break with my husband out of school for a month, I'm ready to get back into sewing and blogging! Right now I have a couple loungewear items cut out and started sewing. Last week I finished a very scrappy baby boy quilt for a good friend (I'll share pictures soon, I promise!).
Today I thought I'd resurrect photos from an old post draft that I never finished last summer. This is one of my first Ottobre patterns, from the Woman's Autumn/Winter 2008 catalog...the "Simple-Yet-Elegant Pintuck Dress". I LOVED the photos of this dress in the magazine, but sadly it makes me feel fat every time I wear it and my husband doesn't really like it. Two strikes and you're out, I say.
I think the problem is that the waist tie doesn't sit at a very flattering spot on me, and the material is a bit stiff and not drape-y enough, making my waist look thicker. I am thin, but I don't have a defined waist at all. Does anyone know what to wear to help this? I would think that belting in a waist would help define it, but it only made me feel thicker in this instance. Oh well.
Have a great day and look for more postings soon!