My October outfit is complete for Sarah Liz's 'Make a Garment a Month Challenge'. My personal challenge is to complete an entire outfit each month. The brown suede jacket is rtw.
I've made before, so I knew to cut a size 8 and sew a 1/4" seam.
recent 'stripes' top. It occurred to me AFTER everything was cut out, this would've looked cute cut on the diagonal (bias?) for an asymmetrical look. Not keen on how my stripes sit a little wonkily as the cowl of the top pulls everything in.... it would've looked better cut horizontally or on the diagonal... better yet, don't make this again out of a striped pattern! By the way, the cowl is very easy to make with only one pleat at the top of each shoulder seam. The armholes were serged then tucked in and hand-stitched and that was a great idea because it gave the armhole area a nice finish without a seen seam. All the other seams were serged with the exception of the cowl neckline, it was straight stitched turned inside out because I knew the drape of the cowl would hide any fabric from the seam showing through the lacy knit.
here. It is linen and the pattern was traced from the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook.
Now to choose an outfit to make for November.