Saturday, November 10, 2007

Next: BWOF 10/06 133B Pants & Burda 7882 blouse

This project will be notable for several reasons.
  • After nearly four months, I'm finally getting to use some of the fabric I bought in NYC last July. I'm using the rust wool for the pants and I ordered a tie-dyed silk from Vogue Fabrics Store for the blouse (see previous post – Nov. 5, 2007)
  • This will be my first time working with a border print and I'm looking forward to playing with the layout. One of the "Creative Ideas" pictured on the pattern envelope uses a border print, so I'm assured my fabric choice is appropriate. (Unfortunately, I'm still susceptible to making poor fabric choices.)
  • I'm using my redesigned blouse pattern. (see previous post – Nov. 3, 2007)
  • The pants are lined. I've made fly front pants like these hundreds of times but it's been years since I lined pants.
I want to make more of my projects notable. I want to try new fabrics and more redesigns. If my only expected outcome was new clothes, I could just go to Lane Bryant. If I'm truly going to improve my skills I have to challenge myself more often.


  1. I love your attitude! You're exactly right when you say that if we just wanted clothes it would be easier to buy them. To make clothes that are well-made and truly unique is an excellent goal!

  2. I love the fabric you choose for the blouse and bet it will look great. It's a good thing you want to challenge yourself with improving your sew and it will only make you better at what you do.