Here is my new and improved plan. Usually I am pretty good about planning it in my brain and then putting it on paper. Then I can really crank through the sewing. This time I am having problems settling my mind on so few patterns and fabrics. I am not a purple and pink kind of gal but these pieces just seem to go together so well.
I like this plan better. I need to muslin the pants but I probably won't do a muslin on the skirt or sweater. BWOF fit me pretty well right out of the envelope.
A few answers to some questions:
Dear Dawn:This is completely off topic, but I have been waiting to get my computer back online to write...I recently moved to a VERY remote part of Maine without a grocery store much less a sewing store! Knowing that you live in Alaska and sew alot, what is the best way to get simple things like thread and zippers not to mention great fabric. You helped me out a few months ago with the zipper tutorial right before we moved, thanks again. Any helpful tips would be much appreciated! myrcrew
mycrew: We do have two JoAnn's which is where I buy some of my notions. For most other things (fabric, cool zippers, buttons) I am an online type of gal. Gorgeous Fabrics is my favorite place to buy fabric. I also like Fabric.com. I am gotten a couple of bum pieces from them but overall it has been really good. I'll put together a list of favorite online places for you.
I love that top. I am wanting to make it. Do you make muslins before you sew? You always seem to be so successful.
Rachel: For BWOF I don't ususally make a muslin unless it is a pattern where I am going to use very expensive fabric or I am concerned about the actual sewing. Burda seems to fit pretty well. If I am sewing the Big 4 (which I have given up on, BTW) I never know how it will fit so I usually make a muslin.