Guys, I CAN MOVE MY ARMS!!! Sorry I'm yelling, but this is a big deal. This is the first time that I've made something with non-puffy sleeves in which I can MOVE MY ARMS!!
This top actually has a few other firsts:
- First sleeve slits & cuffs: I'm quite proud of these, even though they disappear a little in the busy print. I used this tutorial, which I highly recommend.
- First pintucks: They aren't perfect, rayon is slippery and I don't have a fancy foot or anything, but I'm happy with them.
- First boxy cut I like: Earlier this year I made a Sorbetto, and was thoroughly displeased with the boxy cut. I decided to try one more time, and with a more drapey fabric I actually like the shape!
|Simplicity 4097 on the left, Sorbetto on the right.|
I didn't deviate much from my last Clover pants, except to change the construction of the welt pockets. It's amazing how much more stable the pockets are with the top of the pocket bag extended to the waistband!
Fabric: Stretch cotton sateen from Paron, stretch gingham remnants
Pattern: Colette Clover
Fabric: Rayon challis rose print from Fabric Mart - free because they sent it to me by mistake.
Pattern: Simplicity 4097
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I'm hoping to be back to more regular blogging soon, but I keep saying that to myself and then the next week is even busier than the last. So, don't hold your breath.