What can I say? Shit's been happening. But before I blew it off, I lined up a whole bunch of photos so it would be easy to just come in every day and post something. HA! Proved THAT wouldn't work.
Anyway, here's a whole gigantor post with all the other stuff I've made recently, minus two shirts and a dress that I made after photographing the rest of this stuff. Yes, you're welcome, I'm generous that way.
This was my first shot doing a button shirt without buttonholes (I'm blanking on the names of the little fabric tabs that encircle the buttons), and I really liked it. Making that little cloth tube is super easy.
It did a great job of that, but the Marcy Tilton pattern I took this from was meant for a short jacket, and the extra length just overwhelmed it. So I chopped off the bottom 3 feet and made myself a second jacket.
I loved this pattern so much I tried closing the side seam to make a dress of this, rather than a tunic (because that box comes out from the side at about mid-hip, meaning if you wear it like a dress, you're flashing your parts at people), but that ruined the line of the fabric and made it look like I'd made a huge pocket and was hiding a squirrel in there. Not a terribly fetching look, I'm afraid.
Oh, the sheer awesomeness. I feel like a punk goddess when I wear this thing, and I am a 42-year-old white woman living in a cute little house with 2 tiny dogs.
How I wish I were talking about Swedish automobiles.