I am still here in our Edmond home. We spent most of the day in Kingfisher at Jerry's Mom's house setting it up to be sold by a new Realtor.
The first one turned out to be a pretty big dud. Ads showed only one pic of the outside of the house, and it was priced $10,000 too high for the area. NO WONDER nobody ever looked at it.
The new Realtor took about 30 pictures to post. We look forward to it selling real soon now, and Jerry and I will be delivered from one headache in our lives.
We don't mind doing it. That isn't what I mean. But it is a big responsibility when you live 200 miles away. A home has to be kept up, as you all know.
Last week, I managed to finish two new blouses. I started out with Butterick 5219. I wanted something different that a slinky fabric would look good in. I could not figure out how to do it with Sure-fit, so I just added a Full Bust Adjustment into the gathers already in the B5219 pattern -- did all the other adjustments my bod requires -- and it turned out fine. When you are using a pattern with a lot of ease AND you are using a stretch fabric, it is pretty forgiving on fit if you know the basics.
Here is the Butterick 5219 top. I love the cap sleeve and the neckline. I have fabric in the brown and the blue green for pants.
After I finished the Butterick top, I was cleaning up my cutting table as I always do, and I noticed I had quite a bit of fabric left over. Since the fabric was from a fancy-pants fabric store, I didn't want to just toss it out. I decided to make a sleeveless top and use up the rest of the fabric. I found an SFD sleeveless knit top pattern I made over a year ago and decided to use it.
The only problem was, the material I had left over wasn't just a straight, flat piece of yardage anymore. It was chopped up. Therefore, I decided to take a chance and start chopping up my SFD pattern.
You can watch the video I made about it if you care to hear what I did to my SFD pattern to turn it into this simple, cute new style. It is the one I am wearing in this video. I will be making it again!
Here's the sleeveless restyle all finished:
Check out Phylly's blog if you are a Sure-fit Designs fan. She put extensive instructions on how to deal with Dolly Parton Boobs.
Phylly's blog can be found at: www.justalittlebitofsewing.blogspot.com
Tomorrow, she is supposed to actually show us some pictures.
Of course, Phylly just says that sometimes.
You never know for sure!
One would think she has a full-time job and 3 kids to watch every night and weekends.
I better go check my new sleeveless top to see if the marks have disappeared yet. Sometimes, they are really hard to get out of these slinky fabrics.