Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Me & BWOF: Back together again

I subscribed to BWOF in 2004 and 2005. I gave myself the goal of making one garment per issue. The problem was, I was in graduate school and working at the time and didn't have much time to sew, plus my lack of sewing experience combined with the lack of directions was frustrating, so I cut myself off after 2 years. Lately, BWOF has become much more stylish - the clothes are more fashion-y, the styling of the photoshoots is much improved - I couldn't resist resubscribing. I have reinstated my goal of completing at least one garment per issue...

Reunited and it feels so good...

I get home after work about 2 hours earlier than Tim does, so usually I am the one responsible for getting dinner ready. Today though, he called me to ask/tell me that he'd like to have dinner with some of his friends. I tried to hide the glee in my voice as I told him that would be fine with me. This meant that I could eat cheese and bread for dinner and spend the evening getting started on a BWOF blouse!

I am working on blouse style 113 from the July 2007 issue.


I was going to make a quick muslin first, but as I started cutting out the 'muslin' fabric (a cotton lawn from a recent yard sale), I decided that I wouldn't mind wearing that fabric actually, so I'm just going to make this one up as the real thing, and if I like it, I'll make a second blouse in the 'real' fashion fabric.

6 comments:

loopylulu said...

Whoa, that's the same blouse I was going to try (first) from this issue. I have this very colorful seersucker that I wanted to use. WIll be following your progress before I dive in now=) You can hopefully work out the kinks if there are any=)

cidell said...

You and I had the same BWOF issue. I should impose the one item per issue rule.

stacy said...

I need to impose my own 'make one item per issue rule' myself. Can't wait to see your blouse.

Stephanie said...

I like that fabric too! I don't think I'm ready yet to subscribe to the magazine, but luckily it is sold at a nearby newstand.

Nancy said...

oooh! i've never made anything from BWOF, even though I have an issue with a ton of stuff in it that I love-- just too impatient to do the tracing etc, so I'm very impressed and can't wait to see your blouse!

touran said...

I have an item per issue rule. I've found much easier to keep since I stopped buying big 4 patterns. I've got Patrones as back up, so I can find pretty much anything when I need it.