Sunday, 17 August 2014
ETA: Something resembling a sentence in my opening line. The first attempt made no sense at all.
I like my Sewaholic Cambie, but there is one thing about the bodice I'm not keen on - I find it rather open at the neckline.
When I decided to make use the map fabric for another dress, I decided I'd use the Cambie, but with a different bodice front.
I've always liked the look of Vogue 1136 and have had it in my stash for quite some time. But I don't like the back-it's far too casual considering the glamorous picture on the envelope. The front however has sleeves closely resembling those on the back bodice of the Cambie, so with that, I had the bodice of my dress. Then I decided I wanted a fuller skirt then the one on the Cambie, so brought out the New Look 6843. But added the Cambie's pockets -I like skirts with pockets. So it is still kind of a Cambie. If you are very liberal minded, that is.
In the pictures the front looks better than the back, but I think it's the way I'm standing.
The front armhole is rather square -I'll round it into more of a curve next time. I think I would also make it a touch longer.
I like the way my new 'Cambie' turned out. The fabric is a nice weight and the map makes me happy. I like maps and they seem to be fading from usage, no doubt due to the adoption of the GPS. I find that a huge pity given the one time I used a GPS (I was driving my sister's car) it insisted I was not driving on a road. The technology was outdated and could have been a problem for someone who didn't know the route.
Whenever I can find them, I still collect maps of places I have been. Maps give me a more complete view of any place I've been and I can't see how a GPS can ever replicate that.
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Jane has proposed 'One Week One Pattern' for September. Here is my trial run.
The pattern: New Look 6843 view A.
Monday: My giraffe skirt.
Tuesday: one of the original trio.
Wednesday: red linen/cotton version.
Thursday: oops -no photo but it is another linen blend.
Friday: another original trio version with the green t-shirt.
I also wore the same skirt on Saturday with the orange t-shirt. That wasn't part of the plan, but on my way to Vancouver Island my flight out of Calgary was cancelled due to bad weather. I always carry a change of clothes in my carry-on, so orange it was.
That was fun but I may run with the Hollyburn in September, so there is something different to look at.
Saturday, 2 August 2014
...I do need to plan for winter. And after the awful winter we last had (July was also below normal temperature wise), I still should plan for the upcoming one.
To whit, when I was on Vancouver Island last week I stopped at Gala Fabris in Victoria and bought some wool. In Bright Colours. I may have to live with the cold but at least I won't be drab.
I pre-washed it this morning and no sooner had I draped it over the line when it started to rain. I just went to bring it in now and we had a brief (10-drop) shower so it will have to hang a while longer.