Here's a picture of the completed garment:
You probably can't tell that the shoulder pads are in there, but trust me, when worn they make all the difference, especially if you don't have broad shoulders.
I had to take a good 8 inches off the bottom so the housecoat doesn't drag when I wear it. I'm a little on the petite side, but oddly enough, not in the torso, which makes making garments a bit tricky.
Now the housecoat just brushes the ground, exactly what I wanted! How often does that happen?
Well that's a wrap on that project, here's what's next:
This pattern is rated easy, which is kinda what I'm thinking. The patterned view has a bow on the front and the back, the other views has no bows. I'm thinking of making the dress with a bow on the front, but not on the back, it just seems strange to me to have one on the front and back. I'm going to use a basic cotton, nothing fancy. I want this dress to be light and wearable for summer.
Here's the fabric:
Yeah, it was actually ironed before I clumped it all together and put in in the chair, lol. Oh well.
Aside from that, I thought I'd let you guys into what I do when I'm not sewing. Well, I knit, a lot. Right now I'm knitting a cowl and developing its pattern to sell on Etsy as a digital download. Look for it soon! I also knit items (sans pattern) that I sell on Etsy. Here's a link to my shop if you're interested:
Yay for shameless self promotion!
Well that's all I have today folks!
Ta ta for now!