Yeah. Isn't that crazy? I washed, ironed and hung up my LC RAL blouse yesterday. This morning, after my shower, I saw it hanging all nice and new right there in front of my unmadeup face and wet hair. It looked pretty nice looking at just the sliver showing through the other clothing. I thought to myself, "I think I'll look again for a long-sleeved white tee, and try that shirt on again."
I found a v-neck tee, although I wanted a round neck tee. I dried my hair and half-way fixed my face. Without some heavy duty hike-up tape, I really can't do much with it these days. Then I put the white tee on and my new LC RAL blouse on top of that. Phylly-style.
I did one thing different though. I left the top button UNbuttoned. All of a sudden, it felt totally different. The neck opened up more and it looked a lot better. Muslin #5 will have a much lower top button. I will also lengthen it a bit.
I wore it most of the day until I got deep into my next LC project: The "My Swing Set" pants. The rest of the day was all about the pants. Most of the ladies in the class I went to a few weeks ago made these pants. They were a brand new pattern -- not even out yet -- and LC had brought a blueprint copy for each of us to try. She helped each one of us with the fitting. She helped me with mine, but I just folded up the paper pieces and brought them home. I watched one lady after another model her pants for a fit-check by LC, and I was amazed at how great the crotch fit all of them.
I am debating whether I need to scoop or not. I'm afraid to mess up a good thing!
Louise says she uses the "European" crotch. I don't see why everyone doesn't use the same crotch. What's with that? Are crotches different according to your nationality? I am mostly of German descent, so I guess European would be right for me.
These are a bit long. I don't usually mind long, but with the slit in the side hem, they would look better shorter. Next time.
Notice the pockets in this pattern. I love them! Only one layer, and it is sewn to the front. Hard to even see without my hands in them.