So far? Nothing.
Last weekend, after making a quilt, I started on my Deer & Doe Datura blouse. I'm sure you're familiar with Deer & Doe by now, as they're all over sewing blogs, but I finally bought a couple patterns (Datura and Belladone, a dress). They're adorable French patterns, similar to Colette Patterns in style--vintage-y and feminine--but French, so that makes them better, right? Maybe not better, but at least as good, I think. And I was able to buy the English translation of the patterns, so that's a major plus.
|I can't get fabric to lay right on this mannequin ever. Anyone have any tips?|
I used two prints from Sarah Watt's Timber & Leaf collection. If you remember, I used Timber & Leaf for my Amy Butler Lotus tunic at the beginning of the year and loved it. The fabrics (from Blend) are so soft! And they get softer with each wash. I get it that they're made for a quilt, but I love them for apparel!
I chose the second view, with the Peter Pan collar. I'm starting to wonder how much clothing I can own with Peter Pan collars before someone steps in? Let me know before the intervention and I'll clean out my closet.
The pattern is rated advanced, and while I don't know that it's appropriate for view B, I will say the instructions weren't super helpful. I know how to make a shirt by now, so I could guide myself for the most part, but there were parts that had me scratching my head, such as attaching the yokes. I glossed over that, did it the way I knew, and everything turned out fine.
I did take a major shortcut and not make buttonholes. I just didn't feel like it, and I'm running out of thread, so most likely I'd have made one hole and then been annoyed that I would need a trip to JoAnn's before making the other two. If I notice it's hard to wear without the buttonhole ease, I'll go back and fix it. Sometimes you just want to be lazy.
So now I'm wondering what to start next? I have fabric pulled for a Belladone dress, a Sewaholic Alma, and another shirtdress. What do you think? And have you used Deer & Doe before?