It's a new year! I have made a few resolutions. My main one is to be healthier. My sewing one is to get perfect fitting clothes. They kind of relate to each other - if I make clothes that fit perfectly then I will feel more comfortable in them - both mentally and physically.
I haven't done any sewing yet this year. I wanted to make a mini-skirt on New Years Day but I couldn't find the fabric for it. I was pretty sure I had quite a bit of the turquoise zebra fabric left but I hunted through my stash (which is kept in many different places - my wardrobe, under my bed, in boxes...) and I only found a small square of it. So that is another thing I want to work on - getting all my fabric organised and reducing the amount of fabric I have.
I made a holiday dress two weeks ago. I wanted something nice to wear for Christmas. I used Burda pattern 7829 for about the ten thousand millionth time. I don't think I have ever used a pattern quite so many times as this one... I just really like it! So you would think I would have gotten the fit perfect on it like when I made it in cotton. I used this beautiful shiny black fabric I found with the help of the sweet old ladies at the fabric shop around the corner. It is amazing how much using different fabrics affects the fit. At first I made it and it was reasonably comfortable but it kind of stuck out awkwardly at the sides of the bust. So I took it in about one cm on each side. This made it look perfect. I can breathe - just not as deeply as I would like to at times. It's just a little too restrictive and kinda squishes my tits down. It also means I can't eat too much but I see that as a positive. Luckily I have enough leftover fabric so I am going to redo the front bodice and make it just a teensy bit bigger. I think redo is one of my least favourite words. It means a lot of unpicking, a lot of time and lot of fiddling around. I'm just trying to think how much healthier I will feel being able to breathe normally (see how my resolution fits in with sewing!).
This pic was taken on Christmas night at my friend's gallery. It was such a nice evening with wine, carrots and interesting people :)