This AM I had a plumber come and fix the garbage disposal and after that was complete, I went to the sewing room and completed-finally-Vogue 9169. This pattern is rated easy and for the most part perhaps that is an appropriate label. The challenge with this pattern is adjusting the pattern pieces to fit as the upper front and back are one piece. I needed a FBA about 1 1/2 inches which required some interesting maneuvering of the pattern piece. The back needed a swayback adjustment which required also adjusting the bottom back piece. Below is the front FBA and the bottom front piece had to line up with the upper front.
After basting the side seams, I ended up reducing the seam allowance to 3/8. I normally sew an 18 at waist and taper to 16 at hip, with this pattern's largest size being 14, I failed to make an allowance for that. I thought that with the adjustments for the FBA would give me that extra room. I needed a smooch more. I will have to remember good posture when wearing this!!!😊
Here are pictures of the completed garment, hope to take some photos wearing later this week.
|V9169 View B is the one I made|
The fabrics were easy to sew and worked well together. The black is a bamboo knit and tends to wrinkle more than I thought it would, my first time sewing this type of knit. The print is from EOS and I had a limited amount of it, thus did not have enough to use for the sleeves, so had to use the black. I have enough of it to use as a small piece in another color/print block top, I love the feel of it.
So ready to start a new project. Will share that with you later.