On Friday evening I went over to the Sicilian's house to watch movies and sew. We watched several movies, at a delicious pasta & peas dish, add a bit of vino, while I cranked out my latest FO.
I have been fairing well using the New Look patterns lately. My 2 tops using New Look 6807 and now this one. I am really, truly, and deeply in love with this pattern. This is my 3rd time adding elastic to the sleeves, which I now realize - helps my top to look ultra finished. This was the draw for the NL 6807 piece. I also like the roominess of this one, without looking sloppy. The bottom band is another nice touch to this one.
I have already worn in twice this weekend, including an amazing time with my roomie and her good friend Drew at the Del Mar Fair. We enjoyed the demolition derby....yup, I am a fan. lol. We will be back over the Independence day holiday for the Monster Trucks, too!
I have started Simplicity 2642 - the maxi dress. I have all the pieces cut out and have staystitched the bodice. Not a lot of work, I know, but considering I have wanted to make a maxi-dress for the longest, I appreciate this progress. One question, the pattern, which is made for a woven, has me add one pleat to the bodice, at the shoulder. Since I'm using a knit fabric, is this necessary? Please let me know, because it just isn't making sense in my brain, which is bizarre since my last project had pleats in it....
I leave you with a shot from the derby.....here's hoping my dress won't be the same "hot mess". lol