I finished this last weekend, but finally wore it to work today. I got lots of compliments from my students and colleagues, and it was mostly comfortable. I found myself adjusting the bottom whenever I stood, but that might've just been my own self-conciousness. Here's my earlier blog post about Vogue 1085 and the construction.
If I make another it would be a gift, as it's stretchy and fit isn't difficult with a wrap tie top. I wore it over a black cami and my black RPL skirt that I've had forever.
Tonight I'm headed over to give my niece her second sewing lesson. She's going to spend 3 weeks this summer at a "Fashion and Function" class learning how to design and make her creations. A new Singer was her early birthday gift from her parents, so I headed to Joann's and filled up a cute sewing box with all the essentials, and grabbed a couple patterns and some really cute cotton prints. I had so much fun shopping for her, and gave her the gift on Saturday. We immediately sat down and ran through machine operation and how to read a pattern and take measurements. We are making a pair of pj pants out of the new fabric, so I have to go over there tonite and help her start to stitch the pants together. She's so excited to learn, and I am so excited to teach her!
Ok, home again... and she has the sewing bug! We only need to finish the waistband and hem, but you should've seen her face when I said I had to leave and we'd finish on Wednesday. Totally bummed, she wanted to sleep in them tonight! I also brought over a box of some fabrics that I decided she could use more than I could and she's already got her next garment planned... She's coming over again Saturday to make a dress for a party she's attending Sunday. So much fun!!!