Tuesday, May 26, 2009

muslin of see &sew B5011

I've been working on a muslin of a potential new top this weekend. It's from a thrifted sheet--cheaper than buying actual muslin, and 100% cotton too, so no ick factor. The jury is still out on weather this pattern is a keeper, though. Faith has told me repeatedly now that it is "shapeless."
But I put it on for the photos and started thinking that's it's kind of fanciful, like for having a picnic in an apple orchard. Can you see that?
Later, I thought, oh, it's a smock--perfect for chores around the house or working in the studio.
Here's the back. There's no question it's too big for me and a lot of fullness is drawn in with the back tie. So I'm not sure if I'll ever actually make this top for real. I'd love to find a pattern that is more fitted . . . maybe I need to venture into Vogue patterns for that. Will keep you updated on the blog, no doubt, especially if I have a success.

In other news, I gave myself a mini-pedicure last night, and Dieter freaked about the nail polish. "Oh, it's so wonderful," he said, "you have the prettiest colored toenails in the world!" Love that in a kid.


Crystal said...

Cute top! Great job on it.

gardenmama said...

Great photoshoot pretty Mama! : )
Your studio looks great too!
Love Dieters comments, too cute!

Little Ol' Liz said...

Gosh - I like the pattern and think it's very cute.
I have the misfortune of having a figure that I need to hide underneath fabric. Since yours is more petite, something fitted sounds more to your liking. Well, different strokes for different (sized) folks!

Joy said...

I think it's cute. I can definitely see the picnic in the apple orchard. :)

The eggs you asked about were needle-felted. Such a fun, creative outlet.

Kelli said...

I think its cute on you!

Kelli said...

just thought I would let you know, everytime I love something, I tend to go overboard with it. Your yummy cookies made with the maple surup. I made so more but spread it on the cookie sheet and baked it then crumbled it for either cereal or a trail mix snack. both were yummy. Thanks again. I'm so loving those cookies in more ways than one!

Carrie said...

I so love your positive attitude about an item you're not even sure you like. I vow to use the word fanciful at least once today. As you can tell by what I call my toenail polish - Bitter Brown - my attitude could use a little more influence from you and Dieter.

Christine said...

I think its a very cute top and great for a sunny day. :)