Why hellooooo! (Love me some Seinfeld). I’m not sure how I feel about blogging or a return to it, but I can’t handle not blogging items sewn by people I admire. So, here we are, the lovely True Bias’s Colfax pattern. It is simple and lovely and I wear it on the weekly.
When your body doesn’t fit the standard (and whose exactly does?), sewing is such a handy little skill. I think for this pattern I did a 4 on top and 10 on bottom. Something like that anyway. Clothes that fit properly does a body good. For reference, I’m about 5′ 3″, with several size grades in-between my bust and my hip, and narrow, sloped shoulders.
The pattern has a great placket detail that is lost in this busy pattern. I look forward to making one with some contrast, because a pop of color up top like that is one of those tips you find on articles like ’10 ways to dress the pear-shaped figure.”
Here is a shot of the back. My narrow shoulders require those bra clips to keep straps from being exposed 24/7. Or maybe everyone needs those? Either way, exposed bra straps would kill the design, and we don’t want that.
The fabric was a great find at Jo Anns! It was located in the linen section (it’s a blend) if anyone is interested. Fabric finds really should be shared.
Thanks for you loyal sewing friends for checking me out, I’ve missed connecting with everyone!