I still have three more FOs to show, but here are some pics of recently finished projects. I showed a pic of my Sister's dress on my dress form Sookie a while back, but I was nervous about the fit. From the pic you can see it fits well, with some room to spare. The joys of being skinny, I guess. LOL.
I made a second New Look 6735 top a while back, but never got a chance to show it off. My Sister is modeling it for me (even though my size is four times too big on her! lol) along with the new pants I made for her using New Look 6835. They are a really nice dark grey knit material that I purchased at Joann's while in Vermont for Christmas. The pants are my second attempt at making her a nice fitting pair, since my initial attempt using Butterick 5271 was a disaster! The crotch came down an extra 6 inches and no matter how hard I tried, it wasn't fixable. NL6856 was a perfect fit on the first attempt.
Finally, I'll leave you with a pic of my ever growing fabric stash. Not to mention that a few more orders came in after this pic, along with 10 pieces that I forgot about in my sewing bag, and new purchases while in Vermont. I am officially back on my fabric diet and will not order a thing until I've made another 10 pieces. My co-worker is seriously considering taking up sewing, so my punishment for falling off the wagon will be to give her a prized piece, should I cheat! Believe me - Carol is digging this plan.
As far as Christmas goes, it was a quick trip cut in half after storms caused mass cancellations for planes going into JFK airport. Instead of 8 days, I had to make due with only four! Short as it was, it was a great trip and the family all had a great time. I made a new dress for my Mother, which my Father has promised to email me before he goes to bed....
I'm planning on finishing another dress this evening which I'll post about in a few days. Back to work tomorrow with only a few days off for the new year.