- I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Well, the dress was a bust, it stopped raw edge right above my knees. I do not do short dresses anymore and the flare of it reminded me of a maternity dress I had and used often. Now I cut a 16 on top and after the dart went to an 18. I may need to learn how to do an FBA for a small adjustment. The 18 portion probably did not help the overall look. I also did a swayback adjustment, I couldn't tell. The sleeves went on easily, reminded me of the sleeves on my daughter's pattern from Simplicity. After deliberations, decided to cut it off to a long-ish top. I need to let Mike see it, I may need to curve the side seams in a bit. I also decided to turn under the neckline and double stitch (still haven't got a twin needle). Child #3 walked in and I swerved a bit. I am not ripping it out of the knit. I just left it, it is not really noticeable. Overall happy with the look, maybe more so after I adjust the sides so it is not so mama-looking. I may post a review, I am thinking about it...