First things first, NO — I haven't heard anything about the job yet. I hope it's because of the long weekend, but who knows. Whatever happens, happens.
And speaking of the long weekend — I'm alone for the next couple of days. Wooo! First time in a very long time and I *need* it.
Tyler is at my stepson Michael's mother's house (my soon-to-be-ex's first ex! Hah!) in Jacksonville FL and the STB-ex, Alex and one of Alex's friends drove up there today (in MY car but that's another story). Michael, who lived his teenage and beyond years in Jax but now lives in Asheville NC, is turning 30 (no freakin' way!) on the 6th and is having a big party tonight to celebrate. All of the Cook men will be staying at the 1st ex's house. Isn't that hilarious? OK, I have a warped sense of humor and know both parties, so it's hilarious to me. On Sunday, they will return and Tyler will be here for a week on leave.
Since I'm without an operable vehicle, I'm spending my time in the sewing room. As I mentioned last post, I want to make something jacket-ish from the putty-colored ponte-ish knit. Too many ish-es?. Hah.
I've decided what I'm making. Remember this jacket I made a few months ago (and hated because of the pattern placement), and which I've never worn … Well, I still love the cut of it — i.e., the lapel width/curve and vee depth is perfect on me, the length is great, etc. (pairing it with this dress for a photo not so great!), but it's now way too big. So, I decided to experiment. I pinned out an inch on both side seams up through the sleeves (for a total of 4") and tried it on. Pretty much perfect. The pink lines on the pic below are me inside the pinning.
The pattern alteration for that is easy: Trace the pattern to keep things neater and then just lop off 1-1/8" from each side seam, front and back, using my rotary cutter guide arm. (Love that thing!)
I'm also going to do something I've never done before — a SMALL bust adjustment. But only kinda-sorta. I did an FBA on the original tissue before my first make back in 2008. But I think now it's too much, so I need to reduce it. Which means an SBA instead of an FBA. That cracks me up.
As a refresher, this is the pattern, Butterick 4818. Sorry, it's OOP. (Insert rant on Connie Crawford taking over Butterick's whole plus line.)
Hopefully the next post will show a finished putty jacket.