I'm back from intense work matters - and guess what? My first project, wadder! Just like last summer when I first took up garment sewing! Of course. The pattern is Vogue 8650.
I'm sorry I didn't take a photo - my morale was low and I immediately began reconstructing the garment into a cowl top - which I will post as soon as I complete the details. Here is the link to my "not recommended" pattern review: Pattern Review Link.
Why a wadder? The pattern was huge - I cut the smallest size (14) - and I was absolutely swimming in it (even after pleats). For my body shape it was not a flattering style - I think the pleats in the chest area are a big "NO" for me.
However, I did lose 10 pounds and am on P90X, day 84. So, I've lost a cup size on my bust, two inches in my back area, 2 inches waist, and 2 inches hips - so it may be that I am smaller - but I cut a 14 - which is a 36 bust and in reality I am a 37-38" bust measurement - and it was gigantic!
BTW, has everyone seen Simplicity's "Go Green" patterns - they are kind of fun - here is the Go Green Link.
When I was up in Seattle, I visited Seattle Fabrics (an outdoor-adventure fabric store) - and bought tons of fabric. So, I am working on some projects for an Alaska trip! I will list them in a separate post -but it was quite a few Green Pepper patterns.