First up is an outfit that consists of a new make and a UFO: my newest Jasmine blouse and my Butterick 4552 trousers.
I had made the trousers several months back and ended up quite unhappy with the fit. The length was off, too, despite making the trouser version. After waiting in my UFO pile, I pulled them out a couple of weeks ago and did some significant tweaking. I deepened the front darts by 1/2 inch and the back ones by 1/4". I also added a 3" cuff, which made the length just perfect!!
I finished off the remainder of this great stretch denim with another pair of Butterick 2507 trousers (I also made my Meringue). After shortening the rise by 1", I had another winner! I am absolutely thrilled to have two reliable patterns blocks: one for slim fit and one for wide leg trousers. Yay, me!
I am really happy with my second Jasmine blouse. I absolutely adore this design and will be making a third over the next few months. It reminds me of something Audrey Hepburn would have worn. I love the polka dot fabric and I used bias tape to finish the inside of the collar, eliminating the facing.
On the Colette Patterns front, I finished my plaid Peony dress with modified Macaron sleeves. Now I just have to find the time to properly photograph it!
I really love this skirt, I must admit. I wore it to work one day and was stopped by several people who told me how much they loved it. Makes a girl feel special, doesn't it? I made it specifically to go with my beautiful Ava top from Tess Designs and I love how the two look together. It makes me yearn for warm weather so I can wear this outfit without freezing! In the meantime, the skirt works well paired with other tops and blouses from my closet.
I do have a lovely review post planned for all the amazing Tess Designs separates I am lucky enough to have in my wardrobe, I am just waiting on my photographer (aka Mr. Friday) to be free. I am thinking of the Royal Botanical Gardens, which has lovely indoor and outdoor facilities.
In knitting news, I cast on for the Sabine shrug. After nearly completing my St. James pullover, I realized that while very pretty, I don't wear pullovers. I am an unabashed lover of cardigans and shrugs. So, frogged the St. James will be and the yarn reused for another pattern.
February's Sew Colette project was the Pastille Dress. Mine is nearly finished after a few minor setbacks that were completely silly! All I have left to do is sew in the zip and hem it.
My Year-to-Date Handmades:
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For March, I would like to make the following:
- Truffle Dress for the Sew Colette Sew-Along
- Mary's Armistice Blouse for That's Sew Cinematic
- Mary's Armistice Skirt for That's Sew Cinematic
- Marian Martin 9281 with long sleeves
- Simplicity 6903, View 1 for Miss Friday
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What did you make in February? What are your plans for March? Do you set creative goals monthly or yearly?