Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Monday, 6 January 2014
I will preface this post to say this was to be a dress for a work Xmas party that didn't get completed until weeks later.
Lol, was photo bombed twice by my dog Sasha.
I'm rather meh on this dress. Perhaps it'll grow on me after hanging in the closet for a while. There were lots a problems making this dress, some my fault for using too short of a zipper.
Frankly most of the difficulties are the pattern. If you own this pattern, take my advice and chuck it. It's that poorly drafted. First, I took out 4 inches of ease!!! On a dress that is designed to be fitted. Then, I took out 1/2" of ease on the sleeve cap, why do some patterns do that? To top it all off, there is poor designing of the finishing of the neckline in the front. I'm not very happy with the final result and feel Vogue could have done a far better job.
Friday, 3 January 2014
Happy New Year! This is the view out my front window for 2 months now with at least 3 more months to go of snow and more snow.
New Years day was pretty quite. Did lots of sewing and shoveling of snow. I will have some new things to show you soon once I take some pictures.
Fabricland had a 50% of everything sale so I got the bits and pieces for 4 different projects and stocked up on interfacing.
I have set some New Year sewing goals in hopes to get some long planned projects done:
1) Try to find a TNT pant pattern. I desperately need new pants and if I can develope a TNT pattern I will have a template to work with. A Burda pattern is my next attempt at this. Both Sewaholic Thurlow and a Simplicity pattern failed for me last year.
2) Sew a swimsuit! I'm especially nervous about this one as I'm going to have to lengthen the pattern. I have a long torso and have to lengthen all patterns. Ready to wear swimsuits cost me $80 plus as I have to buy the speciality suits.
3) Full and half slips. I don't actually own a full slip and since I wear alot of dresses it would be a nice addition. Most of my half slips are hand me downs from my Mom and are too long. I need an above the knee one as most of my skirts are just above my knee in length.
Happy Sewing :)