For some reason, as the weather got warmer, sickness has hit our home and somehow we can't get rid of it. Nothing serious, just a series of colds, swollen tonsils, sneezing, coughing and somehow it goes round and round without anybody really getting completely healthy. These days it's my turn. A few days I have kept on my feet by using flu medicine, but today being Saturday my family let me rest most of the day. I think that is helping and I am feeling a bit better. But another daughter seems to be worse. On top of that our youngest is getting 4 (!) teeth and most of her mouth is swollen and keeps her up at night and makes her miserable. Poor thing! I hope those teeth come out soon, so she can return to her usual sweet self.
I have been sewing a bit though. First a made another version of Vogue 8151. I did some adjustments and it's better, but I am still not so sure about it. It is a good pattern for a darted top for moderatly stretchy fabric. But for some reason the sleeves feel strange. Almost like the armhole is too big, but then they feel constricting. Also I have a feel they should be moved more forward. I might give this pattern another chance later. For now I am not loving it yet =). Still it looks very nice with denim skirts. Changes I did to the pattern are: square shoulder adjustment, shortening above waist, scooping out neckline. I also finished the neckline with a decorative elastic instead with a binding. I will wear it a while and give my final judgment then.
Thanks for a wonderful friend, I am now a proud subscriber of the Ottobre magazine. As a gift I got to choose and old issue and today I tried the first pattern from issue 02/2007. I used the bodice of model 4 and borrow the 3/4 sleeves from model 2. The shirt has a few fitting and sizing issues, but I hope to fix them next time. I love the color and fabric. It was pretty easy to sew and I hoping so sew several more of these and similar tops from this issue.
There also maybe a change ahead - an blog address change. I have been debating this on and off. This blog has lately been mainly about my sewing and less about anything else. So, I am thinking about making my blog mainly a sewing blog. I also have several reasons to believe that I will be able to blog faster and easier at the new location. So, I might just leave all the archives here and continue blogging at the new place. I am still thinking about this, but I will let you know as soon as the change occurs.