Thanks everyone for your input. Nope, I'm not buying it. For two reasons, one that Brigitte pointed out, it's not my style! Duh! I am not a romantic dresser, and this one has that floaty, romantic quality that I would pass by if I were in a store. The second,as my lovely daughter pointed out, it would add twenty pounds by falling straight off my rather large bust.She made the same point about herself. Thin she may be, but she has a large bust too. Maybe it's partly that Hot Patterns has the best illustrations that make me believe that I can look fabulous in their designs, and hey sometimes they really do that! Just not this one. Don't let me stop you from buying this, but be honest about why you want it and if it has those qualities that will make it flattering on you. Here's a great little post for dressing the plus sized woman. While I am not plus sized, I am at the upper end of regular sizing and I thought that this was appropriate for me too. Inside Out Style I have Imogen on my blog roll, but for some reason the link dies. She has a great blog, so check it out. .
I've been making progress on Alex's jacket, but I've been a little under the weather and haven't been sewing all that much. All that remains is to finish the lining and sew it into the finished jacket shell. The jacket is a Burda petite which is good, but it is shorter in length only. I don't think of Alex as having narrow shoulders, but I did have to narrow the shoulders, and regular hangers are too big for it. Fortunately I had some kiddie hangers left hanging around. They are a bit too small, but better than nothing. Alex is a Burda size 17 in petite or a 34 in regular sizes. I have to make an fba for her and then take in the waist. We had a skype chat yesterday and I held up the jacket for her. She was excited, now I have to finish it and send it off.
This is what I was working on
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