Now that I'm done moaning, I proudly present my latest project, the yellow eyelet shirt.
McCall's 5138, view B) because I thought the sleeves went really well with the eyelet fabric. I followed the pattern pretty closely, only making my usual fitting changes. With the weight loss I feel like I am relearning my body. Patterns fit me a bit differently now and I have to remember I can't just do my standard pattern alterations before I cut anymore. I shortened the waist front and back (I usually just do the back and taper out to a normal front), reduced the shoulder height, added length at the hem, and narrowed the shoulder. I wish I hadn't shortened the shoulders, as it threw off my bust point just a bit. I usually need to shorten to shoulder to bring the bust point up to where it's supposed to be.
|Imagine if I hadn't shortened the back waist! Sheesh!|
When I was deciding what to make for the contest I decided to hop on the color block trend and hope it would take me somewhere I like. Go big or go home, right? I had originally hoped the Jaded Stripes shirt would fit the Pantone colors because it's my favorite combo with the pants. Alas, it is too blue.
The contest manager was very kind to let me and others know whether or not our colors fit in. She added the Pantone color dots to my picture of possible fabrics.
I like the combo of the yellow with the purple. The yellow is so bright and happy, which I love. The purple is nothing less than my favorite color in the whole world. I'm glad I get to wear them as pants rather than having them up on the window as curtains like I had originally planned.head on over, see what you like and vote for it. I'm kind of partial to mine. ;)