in an effort to jump back on the sew weekly challenge wagon, i decided to kill two peacocks with one stone and use the UFO challenge as a muslin for my next "oona does it!" challenge.
this did not work. details mañana.
BUT. i did get really careful and work really hard on a big time honest to god muslin (mrs cisco is proud. she's also kind of pissed that y'all are calling her mrs crisco, which i love). i had a UFO in the form of a maxi skirt laying in my closet for a year. there was so much material in it, i couldn't see getting rid of it, but i made an extremely poor choice with some very beautiful leather that had been laser cut to look like crochet...
that beautiful piece of remnant was about a foot long and five inches wide before i hacked it to pieces, thinking it would be so cool; who puts leather embellishment on a maxi skirt?! i am the BOMB! mama balloona sure did raise one free spirited child!!!
and then it ended up looking like regular crochet. a doilie, to be exact. on a maxi skirt. alls i needed was the wagon and the campfire. having successfully ruined a coveted piece of leather, into the closet it went.
so. UFOs. i gotz em. and in this one, i had the yardage for a small town. glutton for punishment that i am, i chose another burdastyle mag online pattern. actually, it lounged in my shopping cart for days, but when i saw the exquisite alison dahl's liberty version, that sealed the deal.
but! lo and behold! their petite sizing rocks. way happier am i buying le petite pattern from burdastyle. i still took an inch off for my short waist, but the proportions suit my diminutive stature... and no swayback adjustment!
however, today i noticed gaping all over the front and back top panels. must've been the merlot. it's getting darts tomorrow, so i guess it's still a UFO.
my scheming needs work. and i must have a red belt as well. for the independence celebrating and all, dontcha know.
fabric: cotton print, ($1 yd)
pattern: burdastyle dress with a-line skirt ($5.40. peeps. can we get a little creative naming?)
notions: invisible zip ($1)
time to complete: 4 hours
first worn: today
wear again: tomorrow, avec something red.
total cost: $9.40