I made a muslin to test out a new-to-me silhouette. I wasn't sure if this would overwhelm my 5'5" body or if this proportion would work with my figure.
Burda 7184 turned out so well, it made it into my regular wardrobe.
[I M Pei is so clever. That cutout to my right is not a mirror. It's a window into the office that is a mirror image to mine. The building is loosely modeled after Anasazi architecture. The bottom part of the window to the outside tilts open. On summer afternoons, the shape of the wall underneath the window directs a stream of air right into the window--just as they do in Anasazi cliff dwellings.
Architecture fans and people curious about climate and weather science can tour the building. Plan your visit. Sorry, we no longer work behind glass windows for public viewing, but you can see where the supercomputer operators used to work. They have been replaced by tape robots.]
I've used this poly Ponte knit (purchased cheaply by the pound at SAS Fabrics) before, and was disappointed in the lack of stretch and breathability. However, the beach is very humid; the mountains are very dry. What is too clammy to wear at the beach is perfectly comfortable in Colorado. Yeah!
The ponte doesn't curl or ravel so I sewed it using a narrow zig-zag on my main sewing machine, and then pressed the seams flat. This was a super-quick and relaxing sew. I thought I didn't need another one, but I have a suitable piece of magenta ponte in my stash.
My Burda 7184 PatternReview