I've been very taken with the Itch to Stitch Belize Skort. I quite fancy the idea of a skirt with a pair of built in short. Possibly stemming from my days of cycling to school with my bottle green pinafore school uniform and trying to keep the cycle somewhat PG 13.
So version 1 was a muslin using wine fabric from stash (purchased way back in the early days of my sewing to upholester a couch but I moved first! Its not upholestry fabric). I made a rough version using my largest measurement (waist) which worked out as size 20.
The pattern is beautifully drafted and has some really lovely features - like the mitred corners on the inside of the skirt front.
Not very well mitred above ast was my test case and I couldn't really figure how all the pieces went together. But so impressed with the different pattern pieces and how neatly finished the garment is.
The Belize shorts part of the skort is only really visible at the sides where the skirt curves up. The back pattern p…
I'm openning my arms as wide as possible for 2018. Honestly, the world seems like a rather messed up place at the moment and I hope that 2018 gets it moving in a somewhat sensible direction. Thankfully in New Zealand, climate change is being taken seriously by the new government but I can't help feeling disturbed by POTUS tweets conflating weather and climate. (Not mentioning, the bizarre racial and social justice issues he seems to spark.) At times, I feel very lucky to be based in New Zealand so far from the rest of the world and at other times that can seem very far from home and family.
This post is doing triple duty; the verbal vomit above, the documenting of my latest Muse make (yet another Jenna cardi), and finally, my sewing resolutions for 2018 to try to keep myself accountable.
So on to the Jenna. This is a redo of my adjusted Muse Jenna cardi and the first with snaps. The pattern is by a local pattern designer, I'm very fortunate to have m…