Oh ME! Oh MY! I hope you are having a good week! I have been putting in lots of sewing time, yet have nothing to show for it (for now).
My S1805 top needs a bit more work and adjusting in order to get the fit tweaked. My jeans...SIGH! My muslin looked so good y'all, and I have been fiddling with the crotch curve for the last three days, and I cannot get my butt to look like it is NOT sucking in the fabric!! The sad part is, I don't have enough fabric to re-cut the back, as I thought I could. Hopefully, I can get it to look decent with what I have already done.
I have been watching some Youtube videos, and came across this one, talking about a crotch curve correction. It is supposed to help you measure your own "down there" depth, and come up with a curve tailored to your individual shape. I hope this is my answer. I will know soon enough.
On the good side, I am grateful for all the things I am learning. And, I am grateful for sewing magazines that come in the mail, like the new Burdastyle Easy Autumn Winter 2014!!!!
This magazine is a step-down version of Burdastyle, geared toward the beginner sewist (or anyone needing a little more hand-holding throughout the sewing process). There are not as many patterns in this version, but the instructions are far more detailed than Burdastyle. It is only published twice a year, and so far, I find it to be a keeper (for me).
For now, Burda magazines seem to be an item I enjoy perusing, but have not done much else with. I like a lot of the styles, have a LONG list of "one day I will sew them" items, but have not been able to squeak in a project yet.
That said, here are my favorites for this one:
This fitted mini-peplum jacket is just awesome!!! Dress it up, dress it down, dress it however you like. I love the textured fabric they have used, but it would look great in a number of fabrics, from solid to prints.
I find this jacket to be so intriguing. The exposed slanted zipper is unique and a fun detail.
This Peplum blouse has a bateau neckline,and slightly extended shoulders. It has those same slanted seams again, and the imitation leather look gives this top an edgy feel. I really like this top, but didn't care for the way it fit the model:
Do you ever hesitate to sew a pattern when the garment looks ill-fitting on the model? I do, but probably because if I do get into working with the pattern, and find it to be terribly drafted, I often don't know how to fix. it.
How do I love this? Let me count the ways!
It really has the silhouette of a sheath, but it's a jacket!! The length is wonderful, and I love all the visual interest created on the bottom!
My last fave is this mini skirt. Now, why you would need a total of four exposed zippers, I don't know, but I don't care!! I think the seaming on this skirt is gorgeous (see below), and it would be very flattering.
Overall, I had more likes than dislikes for this issue, and that is always good. In fact, that is pretty much what I aim for when deciding whether or not I will continue subscribing to a particular sewing magazine. So, this one is a keeper.