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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

These are the latest patterns I picked up over the weekend at Hancocks and this time Butterick was on sale. The middle pattern is a Connie Crawford. I've never tried one of her patterns before, but we will see how it works when I make it up. Probably not right away though. I saw a photo of this pattern on live models and really liked the way they looked. That's what made me decide to try one.
And now for a little something I just thought about. I didn't finish my outfit for Mother's Day. I was making the jacket from B5332 and a straight dress from another pattern. Anyway, I didn't finish the jacket because I didn't like how it was coming together. The shoulder seams were not even at all. It was like the front was wider than the back or vice versa. I know I cut it out correctly, but I'm thinking it may have had something to do with the fabric I chose. The only thing left to do on the jacket is to add the sleeves and then the finishing touches. I might go ahead and finish it up. I'll keep you posted on that.
Today, I ordered six pieces of fabric from Fabric.com. I can't wait to receive it!


8 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Nice picks!

gwensews said...

What's better than new patterns and fabric? Nothing--absolutely nothing! Have fun!

Elaray said...

I'd like to hear your opinion on the Connie Crawford pattern when you make it.

Joyce in NC said...

I have the CC pattern but I haven't made it up as of yet. I saw Connie at a workshop wearing the jacket in a lovely blue linen material. It looked great on her. I have encountered fit problems with some of her other patterns. I would suggest tissue fitting or a muslin before you cut the good fabric if you haven't tried her patterns before.

gwensews said...

You have been given the "One Lovely Blog" award by--me! Stop by my blog, copy/paste the blog picture to your own blog. Enjoy!

Trudy Callan said...

Great finds. Love your blog. You make awesome clothes.

www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

gold said...

Nice patterns!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Our ASG Chapter recently hosted a Connie Crawford seminar. Everyone who attended said that she is awesome. The say her patterns are cut for a more realistic body, not the perfect model shape. Can't wait to see how you like her patterns.