So I completed a knit top last week. This is the ever-popular Simplicity 4020 which PatternReview named "A Best Pattern of 2008" and "A Best Pattern of 2007". In honor of the Sew Grateful Week that ended, I pulled out this pattern, which was a gift to me by Angela. When I commented on how much I liked her version, she mailed me a copy. Well I just dug it out last week and cut it out. It is a great pattern with a unique color and pleats at the shoulder. The v-neck is flattering for a larger bust and the separate bottom band. Here it is styled with a RTW jacket that I purchased from Sear's last year.
I cut a size 12 and mad slightly narrower seam allowances at the side seams near the bust. Everything else was done like the directions called for.
Next up, a dress using a McCall's pattern that has yet to be reviewed on PR. That makes me nervous, but I want it for my cruise and have already cut out the fabric, so this weekend I plan to sew it and wear it out to a baptism for my daughter's friend Pedro.
I am also pushing forward with my Renrew top. I am using this pattern for my Advanced knits class. On Wednesday I tried on my traced size 10 pattern and it was determined that I needed to do a 3/4" broad back adjustment. After using the "Fit for Real People" book to make this adjustment, it was determined that I will need a FOUR INCH bust adjustment. Seriously? This will be a Y. Bust Adjustment, which I have never done before. Good thing I have the book and the DVD on Bust Adjustments that they offer.