But, enough about me, let me tell you about a new pattern that flips my sewing switch:
|Tiramisu by Steph at Cake|
Why does it appeal so much to me:
- The designer, Steph, has an awesome blog which is how I know she takes fit very seriously. In fact, in one of her posts she discussed how the dress will come with bust sizes (A, B, C, D) though you can't go by those measurements alone because they aren't relevant independent of back sizes. So true, peeps. So true.
- The line drawing appears to show a dress cut for a woman with a prominent chest / small frame. I mean, of course, one assumes most busts will look lovely in it (cuz the sizing is plentiful and targeted). Though you can't go by pictures alone, it does appear to be the kind of shape that will work well on me.
- To wit, Steph models her version of it and it looks adorable:
- In case you're into chevrons, the pattern is comes with stripe-alignment instructions.
- I love the drape, the straight-meets-bias grain fall, the highlighting of real-waist. My mother used to wear dresses like this when I was a kid.
- It's designed for a knit. Who doesn't love a lovely weekend project that produces a dress in a knit fabric.
Now I'm going to curl up on the couch with hot water and Netflix. Note to people who live with me: If you don't want to hear me complain, don't work from home.
PS: Did I mention they've been banging around like banshees on the new third floor. Dry wall, taping, plastering, siding - could they not be slightly fucking delicate about it?
PPS: They're not going to meet the "on-time" portion of the project plan. This thing was supposed to be done today. What a surprise.