Sunday, January 25, 2009
I'm at my parents this weekend, along with Biscuit, as my cousin is visiting. They have a lot of floor space, which is great for tracing BWOF patterns.
Not a lot of tracing got done, between hanging out with family, and preventing Biscuit from walking on the pattern sheets. However, I did manage to trace out and sew BWOF 12_2008_113/114.
Way back in the time tunnel, when I made this dress, I had enough of the fabric left over to do something, except I didn't know what. Since my new goal is to use stuff up, I pulled it back out, and made this top from it. I keep calling it 113/114 since it is a hybrid - it has the length of the top, but the shorter sleeves of the dress (all I had fabric for.)
Since I had a dress with the same fabric, and its pretty distinctive, I made this top for my mom. We are about the same size for shirts, so I just fit it to me, and it also works on my mom. Nice! (Plus, I can borrow it from her.)
Fabric: Fabricland - remnant from the dress. It was about $5 a meter (finally, real money!) I had about 3/4 of a meter for this, so about $4.
Pattern: BWOF 12-2008-113/114.
Pattern adjustments: I cut a size 38, my standard BWOF top size. Omitted the hem allowance, as well as took 1.5 inches off the length above the waist, to petite-size it.
Cost: Fabric - $4. Pattern, $11, since I've made NOTHING else from this BWOF, (or for that matter, all the BWOFs since September.) I also need to apply the "use it or lose it" principle to the magazines. Total $15. Finally, a number more than $5.
Time taken: Not long at all. 2 hours to sew, about an hour to trace. (Half of which was spent playing with Biscuit.)
Good things: Yes, I said I'd give this to my mom, and yes, I will, but I think this top looks amazing on me. I love it! I'm definitely going to make more, and quickly. It hides the extra pounds without looking like it is trying to. Love!
Bad things: I'm giving it to my mom. Ah well. Atleast I'm being nice.
Gratuitous cat shots: Sorry, can't resist. Biscuit wanted to join the photo shoot. She doesn't really like being picked up, and yet she's picked up all the time, she's too cute to resist.
Posted by Reethi at 6:28 AM