Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pattern Review Weekend in LA $1 fabric










I was excited to get to my new fabrics from the PR weekend. Not that I'm short on fabrics but the newest stuff always gets my attention. First I attacked the $1/yard fabric from the FIDM Scholarship store. These were my first purchases.  I wish we had been able to go back there because the fabrics were interesting and quality for no money.

The red/khaki/cream circle fabric is a 4 way stretch probably poly with lycra. I had only 2 yards but it was 62 inches wide so I was able to squeeze out the Sandra Betzina skirt Vogue 2933 with one side panel and a crossover top from Simplicity 4095. I had to cut the sleeves sideways to fit them on my small yardage and I couldn't do any print placement. As a result the circles are not attractively placed on my bosum. Too bad cause otherwise I really like this top. I like the skirt too but not together so much.

The red fabric became New Look 6929, a longer faux wrap with crisscross bands and a wrap around sash. I think if I make this again I will go shorter as this longer tunic length isn't the best for me.

5 comments:

toy said...

that color is so beautiful on you, love that wrap top, just so pretty

Debbie Cook said...

I'm so glad to see this post! I was having trouble seeing all your photos on Flickr (my problem, not something you did) and now I can see them here.

I think the longer length red NL top is actually a good length for you. Not something you'd want everyday lest it become boring LOL! but it looks great.

I can't wear red but it's definitely one of your flattering colors! You look wonderful.

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Shannon said...

You look AMAZING in that colour!! Wow!

christina said...

What great garments. I'm so sorry I missed that FIDM store! Next time...