I haven’t posted for a while, and although I need no excuse, I have an excellent reason. Three weeks ago I fell down my stairs and dislocated my left shoulder. I also damaged nerves to my wrist and hand so cannot use it. I should mention I am left handed so am even more incapacitated. There will be no more sewing for a while until I have less pain, and more mobility.
I have two items left to blog and then there will be not much to say.
M,y daughter gave me a length of Liberty Tana lawn for my birthday and when I received the Burdastyle November magazine I decided to use it on the #103 gathered neck blouse. It has darted raglan sleeves but no body shaping. I cut a neckband piece of the suggested length but when I tried it around my neck it was strangling me! I cut another piece 1 1/2″ longer which is more comfortable. I never thought I had a particularly large neck so this pattern is rather ungenerous.
For my November dress of the month I chose a magenta ponte roma. I decided to make another Lady Skater dress but wanted a cowl neck. I used my Sewaholic Renfrew pattern, and I modified the neckline of the Lady Skater to match it. Because the ponte has very little stretch I decided to make a size larger and this worked out fine. I also added 4 inches to the skirt length. Again this should be a useful winter dress, but I can’t wear it yet.
I’ll try and do a round up post for the year end, but one handed typing is pretty tiring.