Let's clear the air from all my recent wadders, shall we? Here's my TNT (that's tried-and-true) straight skirt pattern, McCall's 3830, which I've previously used for my snow leopard skirt and several other skirts pre-blog. This is made from stretch sateen recently purchased from Denverfabrics.com. Shut up. Don't judge me. Yes, I am suppose to be on a fabric diet. I can't seem to help myself. Anyway, I love love stretch sateen. It's mostly cotton so irons beautifully, but has a bit of stretch for comfort. And it's a nice medium weight perfect for skirts and pants. This was a bit plain of an outfit, so I grabbed my purse for some interest. I can see this skirt nicely paired with a fitted denim top of some sort. Not that I own one.
I took out the back seam so I didn't have to cut up those large red flowers. I'm basically a square when it comes to body types, meaning there's little difference between my bust, waist, and hip measurements. Yes, I do have a waist, just not much of one. So I can put a zipper in the side seam without any fit issues.
In other news, Simplicity has put their new fall patterns on their website. They usually have pattern releases twice a season, so I'm sure this isn't it. I found two that I like.
This is 2550, and I like the red dress featured on the envelope. I seem to have tons of warm weather dresses for church, and very few for winter. I like the slight cowl neckline and flared 3/4 length sleeves.
Love, love this vest pattern, 2556, although I do have several vest patterns marinating in my stash already. I like the front of the black vest but I'm not sure about the back. It might make me look really broad shouldered. I also really like some of the other views.
My kids are currently napping - I think Justin is as well - and I'm off for a 60% off fabric sale at JoAnn's. There are a few things I've had my eye on for months now. If they're still around I'll be purchasing some yardage.