Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Next Project

I've been waiting for the Sewaholic Pendrell Blouse sew along to begin - and the time is almost here!

Tasia, designer - and author of Sewaholic, the blog - is a fantastic example of how creative dreams can become a reality - a commercially viable one!

She is also a skilled tutorialist. Her Sewtionary is an excellent starting point for information many techniques.

You should consider joining the sew along - or ordering this lovely pattern and completing it on your own schedule. (It's a beginner/intermediate project.)

It's going to be interesting to see the fit in my preliminary muslin. I suspect an FBA will be in order, given that Tasia is designing, first and foremost, for a pear-shaped figure. (Alas, one never knows till the sewing begins.) I've had mixed success with FBAs - though I've never tried one on a princess-seamed top. It's the challenges that keep it interesting though, right?

And soon enough I'll have a Kristin-shaped dress form to drape and pin and check against!


  1. I don't know if I'm going to do the sew-along (should measure today whether a fabric in my stash will work), but I'm excited to sew this top, too.

  2. Sewaholic, eh? So you admit you have a problem ;-)

  3. Sewn: I think it's very intelligently put together. And I think it would work so nicely on your body! Even if you don't do it for the sew along, you can work at your own pace.

    Wendy: I don't have a problem. I don't know what you mean. So leave me alone. Ok??? :-)