And what do you know, PR made me the Member in Focus on their blog! I have been a member since 2004 and I've posted 177 pattern reviews. That seems like an awful lot!
I'm at work on project #178 - my Lekala jacket. I made some final adjustments to the pattern to further reduce the size of the collar and fine tune the fit. Thanks to the commenters who made suggestions! I confirmed that I have enough fabric to make a skirt to match, so it'll be another Sewing Lawyer suit. I traced off a pencil skirt from the September, 2012 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Specifically, the one from this interesting vintage suit. I wanted something sleek and this skirt is - it's nicely pegged and with some reshaping at the hip and lengthening of certain darts, I think I have a good fit.
|Extreme closeup - Prada wool with|
wool double crepe and light wool challis
It's a very light grey and I think it might make a really nice top of some kind. Pattern TBD.
In other news, I got out my bulky knitting machine (it's a Singer LK-100) to see if I could coax it into cooperating in the production of some colour-work - specifically, stranded knitting and intarsia. I didn't want to commit to a really big (adult-sized) project and settled on a vintage Mary Maxim pattern for a little boy's jacket, "Soldier Boy". I'm making size 4 in the hopes that it will fit the grandson of a friend.
And I made a sleeve. It's not perfect but it's not bad for a first attempt. AND IT'S SO CUTE!