Monday, June 20, 2011

Dress #3 is underway...

I've begun work on M6069.  As usual, I had to make some alterations.  The fullness of the bodice and the knit fabric may not have needed my typical FBA, but I made it anyway.  I also adjusted the length in the bodice and the skirt.  I'm shorter waisted and, lately, I've noticed the pucker in the back of jackets and dresses I get when the bodice hasn't been shortened.  I also thought adding an inch or so would be more flattering on my legs.  I prefer dresses to hit me right at the knee.  I love the fabric and would hate to end up with a "do over" for something so simple.



I found the fabric at Joann's and fell in love with it from the moment I saw it. The hand of the fabric is great.  It sews very well.  This is only my third time working with a knit and the experience has been good.
 I love the draping in the front bodice.  As you can see, it also drapes in the back, but I hope it doesn't drop too far.  The band across the top back bodice is a nice touch, but I don't like the way it attaches.  I may have to do a "minor mod" prior to completing the dress.

It's a "1-hour" dress, but, of course, with alterations and other issues, I'm taking a bit longer.  I really love the look of the pattern.  I'm not a huge fan of elastic waistlines (perhaps because I sometimes have trouble finding mine :-)), but I'll add an accent belt when I wear it.  Moving forward....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday Night Sew-in coming...

It's that time again!!!  The next "Friday Night Sew-In" will be this Friday, June 17th.  I plan to participate.  I'm planning my projects now so that I can get two garments cut out prior to Friday night!!!  I hope you'll join us.  Sign up here!