During the course of Project Sewn I did make one extra piece that didn’t fit in with the outfits I had planned. I love it though, the color is just one of my favorites. Ever since seeing Sophie‘s Lady Skater dress I knew I had to get that pattern! It was so awesome.
I sewed my top entirely with my regular sewing machine and ballpoint needle and walking foot. I was under too much of a time crunch to try and run out and buy matching serger thread. The pattern is great and although I modified it to have a peplum-ish lower half, I really enjoyed making it. Amanda gives great instructions and tips on her blog as well. Including lots of info about sewing knits and different ways to modify the pattern. Trust me, she knows her way around knits and how to design a pattern for women, so I highly recommend it.
I’ll definitely be trying the dress version, I love the way the pattern flatters so many body types.
Oh, and I’ll be working on my Signature Style outfit over the next few weeks, couldn’t resist not being able to finish up! Meanwhile, be sure to vote for your fave over at Project Sewn this week!
And last but not least I wanted to thank my little photographer. Natalie was not only a trooper for Project Sewn, but she takes any picture that I’m in that you see here in this space. She’s got a great eye, and I hope that she continues to be interested in photography. Of course we do go through typical 7 year old type craziness, too! Lots of outtakes of me pointing and talking and being totally awkward, yeah. Maybe I’ll post a few on flickr.