I hate to shop.
I avoid the mall at all cost.
Today I decided to suck it up and go in search of a pair of boots in a style that I've been looking for for 9 months.
They exist in theory, but when I went to order them it turns out that my size is not available anywhere via my local retailer.
I consoled myself by checking out the clearance rack at several high end stores. Very dangerous for someone with a love of shoes.
And certainly I MUST have some fabric in the stash to match.
Problem is that the pattern I was thinking about using is a stretch knit pattern, so I went to the knit bin and pulled out the perfect match knit fabric. Unfortunately, the knit has very little stretch and wouldn't work for the original pattern. Poo.
The V1302 pattern is for a lovely, drapey, charmeuse. I am hoping that a knit will have enough drape to pulls this off and have the bonus of not having to be fully lined.
I could be totally wrong.
I read a review on Aliza's Blog that outlined the fitting horrors that she had. I am still new enough to the "fitting" game to not know for sure which adjustments to make and her comments made me nervous.
My conclusion about my body shape is that my broad shoulders and large rib cage make me a pattern size 18. But I lack the fleshiness that other size 18's might have since I don't store padding above the belly button.
When I weigh 30 pounds less than I do now, I have the same measurements at the shoulders and rib cage. The extra pounds give me boob volume and lower torso / hip fluff.
So, in conclusion. I went to buy a pair of boots to wear with my fall wardrobe, and now I have a stupid sewing project to finish.