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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!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Simplicity 2473 - Post #2

Ok, Thanksgiving is well over, I have about made all I am going to for the craft sale booth, so I decided to cut out and work on S2473. I decided to use the sophia double knit, has rayon, so it is soft, has some "give", but not too stretchy. I am undecided about the sleeves, cap or 3/4, I went with the flared skirt and will use the tie ends that simulate a belt. I plan on using this next Sunday for the KC Christmas social/dinner. I am lowering the neckline in front somewhat. Now, with the princess seams, do I need to seam finish? What would be best since princess seams are so clipped? Also, with 25% stretch, should I put a back zip like the pattern calls for or a side zip? I need opinions!

Also, for some eye candy, this is on its way to me:

I am thinking of using some eggplant matte jersey for this one. That may be next on the agenda.


KID, MD said...

That Simplicity has been getting a lot of play lately! I can see why, it's pretty great! Since you are using a knit, you could get away with no seam finish, since it won't ravel. You also might be able to forego the zipper entirely if you are lowering the neckline enough to go over the head, although a side zip would allow for a snugger fit in the waist - generally a good thing! I love that vintage pattern. Great lines! I can't wait to see both dresses!!

gwensews said...

For a Princess seam, if the fabric doesn't shadow through to the front, you could trim the seam with pinking sheers. I would use a back zip, stabilizing the area with fusible interfacing before inserting the zip. Good luck on your dress.