The first is a skirt, Simplicity 2656.
I made view A out of a heavy weight stretch twill in army green. I wasn't expecting the fabric to be SO army green when I ordered it online, but *shrug* oh well.
Here's what I look like when I'm being pensive.
The second is a dress, Vogue 1025, Anne Klein pattern. I made it in a green linen blend with a black lining. Here's the line drawing:
And here's me in the dress:
At any rate, I wear this dress with a sweater over it to solve any peek issues that may occur around the sleeve area.
Here's what it looks like on me when I'm leaning sideways. It looks a lot like it did when I was standing upright! Ha. Also, note my non-fisted hands. So not a fist!
What's out the window?
And here's a closeup of the pleats that I sewed into darts because I can't read instructions and hate ripping out stitches. I like them as darts. Also, the blue marks are from my cute little sewing marking pencil dealy. It washes right out.
The V neck on this one was ridiculously difficult. I got so frustrated that I almost settled for a kind of flat bottomed U neck. But TC assured me that I could do it, that I could find a way, so I ripped out some stitches, sewed it up again, then ripped out more seams, clipped here, trimmed there and voila! V neck. I'm just grateful I got through that one.
In other, more recent sewing news, I finished the pink ruffle top. It just needs a good wash (to take off all the blue pencil marks) and then I can wear it. Next up are the pleated neck dress in a fuzzy red knit,
an Oscar de la Renta suit (Vogue 2950),
(The skirt will be in a black twill and the jacket will be in a fuchsia medium weight twill with a bit of a sheen.)
and more ruffles (Simplicity 2497) in a navy blue taffeta that turned out to be kind of more plastic feeling than I wanted, so... we'll see how that turns out. Anywho, I'll be making the main view, but with the small sleeves in view A, and a little longer than knee length.