Don't you hate it when you get bad sewing karma? Even though it did not turn out well, I think I'll keep the pattern because it does have kind of a vintage feel, just next time use a woven fabric and make the appropriate adjustments.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Here is the dress, way too big. My last one way too small. Hopefully my next one will be just right. I should have cut the pattern smaller since it was a knit and I should have sewed the sleeve and side seam altogether so things could have been adjustable, oh well. It does look okay with a jacket on so not a total loss.
I've made this dress two times before and it fit well and was flattering so I thought I was safe. I could get it on but it was skin tight, and I didn't want it just laying around waiting for me to lose weight so I cut it off and made a skirt. Not ideal, but it worked.
We have to get used to photographing indoors since the weather has turned. It's funny how many people in Minnesota hate cold and snow.
I loved this fabric, so I'm glad to be able to wear it. They have some colored elastic at Hancock Fabrics, so I might have to stock up on more colors for other skirt fixes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The skirt is where I started having problems. I thought I would just turn over the top edge with elastic but the elastic got way too stretched out and just did not fit. Since I have short legs I could just cut off that elastic. I put on the waistband and added elastic to that. I ended up liking this, yeah!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I did this in polar fleece and I just used this pattern again, but in corduroy. It's sitting in the sewing pile just waiting. I wanted to use another pattern for the corduroy, but not enough fabric. It's nice to finally use patterns that have been in the stash for such a long time!
I like this pattern because it is so simple. I'm planning on using this pattern again. In my next look I have been loving the Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 styles and want to channel that look. So, I will actually make the tunic version with cropped pants.