This isn't a great picture, taken as it is on the floor, complete with dog hair. It's BWOF 05-07-112 and this is the fourth time I've made it. This time, though, I made a few alterations. I lengthened the crotch of the front piece and rounded the side seams to fit my rounded hips. In keeping with the theme of SWAP this year, I finally decided to tackle the pants fitting issue. I muslined four pairs of pants but came back to this one, which has always been the best fit I've had off the bat. I'm pretty happy with this fit, but you will have to reserve judgement until I can be bothered to mess with the tripod and show you what they look on me. I think I will always struggle to get a smooth, wrinkle free fit in a closer style because I have muscular front thighs that create a hollow at the top of my legs. This pair of pants finally used the last of this lavender pinstripe fabric and I'm glad to have a good pattern.
Coming up is a black high waisted wide legged pair of pants, very Katherine Hepburn. I'm also planning a white button down shirt because I really need one. I think I've decided on a dress and I will finish up with a pair of jeans. That means my SWAP will look like this;
2 x skirts (already made)
2 x button down shirts (one made, one planned)
2 x pants (one made, one planned)
2 x dresses (one made, one planned)
1 x blouse (already made)
1 x jacket (already made)
1 x jeans (planned)
I am a little obsessed with tie neck blouses at the moment and my obsession was reawakened by Trena who in a recent post reminded me of the magnificent BWOF 02-08-119. For some reason I can't link to her post to show you. This is the only Burda magazine I don't have, so if anyone has a spare copy or is willing to trace me a copy of this blouse, I would be eternally grateful. I might have accidentally bought some fabric that might look good in this pattern ...