Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pattern Review - BWOF 08-2008-119

This is the disaster I was referring to in my last post. BWOF 08-2008-119. Ok, I guess it isn't that bad. But I do feel like I look dowdy. Not a good look for me.

The instructions are slightly confusing for this one around the collar construction. Debra H's review at Pattern Review was incredibly helpful. Also helpful was looking at the picture - the shawl collar actually folds back (which seems obvious now, but not so obvious when I was sewing.)

Fabric - I used some of rust colored cotton jersey that's been sitting in my stash since August 2007. Yay! I still have enough fabric to make a dress, so I'll pull it out again, but to make something slightly more fitted.

I guess I can wear this out, but this feels sweat-shirt like. Ah well, I do need something to wear grocery shopping, I guess.

However, BWOFs have mostly worked for me, so I shouldn't complain too much.

(View from the side.)

(The sleeves are pretty wide.)


Dawn said...

I don't think it looks bad on you. Unfitted, yes. Bad, no. You could alwasy do the BWOF pose with the boots and super tight jeans. Of course it would be hard to go shopping with your knees and back bent like that. :)

Summerset said...

I'm in agreement with Dawn - I think it's just the way you haven't posed like the BWOF model. No, just kidding, I actually like the top on you. It might not be right for every occassion, but yes, would work for casual around the house or quick trips to the grocery store.