I am writing this in the middle of the night, because I can´t sleep, as I´m coughing like you wouldn´t believe it. I am too tired to actually produce something (AKA sew). So what else to do than give you a little update on what I´m up to next? (I am actually trying to exhaust myself so much that I just pass out on the couch.Whether or not writing a blog post can be considered tiresome, is not completely clear.)
1. The Vest. This is the first project I´m making based on my newly bought book: The Perfect Fit. The pattern I´m using is from the 1970s, and is one size too small, so to adjust for that I used Gertie´s tips for adjusting vintage patterns. In addition to that I have made a FBA on the princess seams. Works like a charm! I had to put this project aside though, as it calls for 9 cute little buttons, and I didn´t have any that would fit.
Burda Mag 01-2008-106.
A close up of my more or less neat little tucks. Isn’t the fabric adorable, though?
2. The floral tuxedo shirt. Alright, so this project is quite spontaneous. It´s not originally a part of My Grand Plan. Actually, I came up with this last night (I couldn´t sleep then either). It´s from the beloved Burda 01-2008 (an issue I finally got a hold of just this autumn! Yay!). Pattern number 106. I´m making it out of a floral fabric I got from a charity shop a couple of months ago. I thought it would be fun to take such a classic cut shirt, and make it out of something completely unexpected. Time will tell if it´s a good idea or not… I made a FBA on this one too, and I´ve taken it in a couple of centimeters in the waist.
Our dining table… Making some adjustments to the pattern, drinking my tea.
3. My darling and I were falling behind on Mad Men, and decided to catch up tonight, so I needed a project that didn´t involve the sewing machine. I wasn´t really up for knitting or crocheting, so I decided to make a muslin for these lovely trousers (have you seen stitchywitch`s version? They are gorgeous!). These do actually have an even higher waist than my Kate Trousers, and I´m looking forward to stitching them up. I made a crotch depth adjustment, so that they would fit me better, and I might also add some centimeters to the length.
Hopefully, I´ll get some sleep now, if not, I might go crazy in some etsy shop or something, just to keep my mind off coughing. Wish me luck, and thanks for reading! 🙂