These pictures were taken after a long day of sitting and stress, so they seem a bit stretched. There is lycra in them, and they don't feel like they are all cotton, but I am happy with them, they feel fine and don't seem to shrink much.
I'm still happy with the pattern, and I look forward to moving on to something that doesn't require such a heavy stitch.
I still love Marfy 1895, but the dry cleaners laundered it instead of dry-cleaning it and the sleeves shrank almost an inch! I would shorten the to short sleeves, but the sleeve style really doesn't work that way. I'm also not rushing into cut it because it already doesn't fit in the front anymore.
I still love the colors though. Some of the construction details are here, and the pattern review is here.
On the 14th I wore my favorite gray pants from Burda magazine July 2009. I tweaked the fit and made
The beautiful red jacket is Vogue 1037 reviewed here on PR. I really like this and get many compliments. It doesn't fit in the front here. I just refuse to give up some of my favorite garments. Many women have this problem and walk around with buttons undone or bursting. I just haven't had time to remake all my fabulous clothes.
The charmeuse top is Marfy 0692 which is remade from a skirt. It was my second review in 2005, how cute? It was one of those refashioning contests reviewed. It really could be a couple of inches longer, but what can I say, I ran out of skirt. I just have to lengthen the look by wearing a jacket.
Today, day 15 it was cool and rainy this morning, but hot and steamy this afternoon so more layers were in order.
My favorite new leather jacket Marfy 2286 and Marfy 2280 which I absolutely love to wear and goes with almost everything on the planet. The camisole is another version of Marfy free pattern 0692.
Check out those shoes! New, fresh out of the box from LK Bennet. I got them on sale straight from Great Britain. Funny, these arrived in less time than an orders from many US retailers even though they shipped from Lutterworth, GB United Kingdom.