Writings on sewing related subjects, as well as whatever suits my fancy.
I want to make McCall's 7359 next. I am browsing through my fabric collection to see if I can find something from it. One fabric I keep coming back to is one I purchased from EmmaOneSock, February 2014.
This is a rayon-viscose. I wanted to make a top with contrasting fabric for bodice and yoke. Just not finding the right color or texture to go with this fabric. I am continuing to search through stash for other contrasting fabrics that I may use instead.
I finally got an opportunity to wear my new dress New Look 6469 earlier this week as the weather turned cold enough to wear.
I took these photos right before leaving for work and used my iPad to take them. The background colors are not real conducive to showing off this dress and I played with editing as best I could.
I wore this with tights and my camel suede colored booties, only I left my feet out of the shots.
Back of the dress! The dress calls for a zipper. I interfaced the back seam edges for the zipper insertion. This worked well. I used Design Plus Stay Tape for this.
Here is the side view
This is a high low hem. To be perfectly honest, I did not recall using the low hem back piece. When I put it on to wear that day and I saw how the back hung, I thought it might have to do with snug bust. The pattern indicates that it is close fitting in the shoulder/chest/bust area. It does not really pull in that area so I have decided this is definitely the high/low hem back piece.
I have a gazillion patterns and there are some life events coming up that will require me to eliminate some "clutter". Currently I have posted several classified ads on Pattern Review. Assuming that is a site you dear reader visit also, you can find my ads for patterns for sale as Danvillegirl.
I have several more patterns I plan to post and thought I would give PR a try as I have been successful selling some patterns on that website. I may post some on eBay as well. I even thought of adding a page to this blog.
Currently the patterns are Butterick, McCall's and Kwik Sew. So if you are interested stop over and see what's available.
Sometime ago I posted about sewing the Pretty Peplum top using Pamela's Pattern. This was one of the post about my challenges with this top.
I put the project in time out as I just was not happy with all the adjustments I made. Every so often I would take the top and try it on and kept thinking I needed to reduce some of the front width at waistline more. I would then put it back in time out.
Last week, I decided to stitch two vertical darts under the bust area. That was a good tweak and I felt I could finally put this top into rotation to wear with pants to work. Yesterday was the first day I wore it. I got lots of compliments about the style as well as about the fabric. Ya'll know I really loved this fabric and that is why I kept on working to get it to fit. The fabric is from LaFinch and it is a Liverpool knit. Got to get some more!
I took some quick photos with my iPad. I looked at the photos closely and can see where there are some fit issues still. The people …