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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!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Simplicity 2473 - Post #3



Here is the close to assembled S2473 in the Sophia Double Knit from Fabric.com in Wine. I love this stuff. It is all conventional sewing machine as my serger is acting up and it sews so easily. Cutting was another issue, though as it was a bit slippery and hard to tell right and wrong sides. I have used the "bow" design element, put it off center a bit more than I wanted, because direct center would have sat on my tummy. This way it falls in the side where it goes down a bit, but is it too much off centered? It is only basted in and could be moved. I also built in some center ease for my tummy, so it drapes a bit on the dummy. The top looks like it will fit fine. I went with a back zip even though I opened the neck a bit more. The facings will not stay down, though. Should I top stitch or just tack down? Would topstitching make it look too homemade? Any feedback or answers would be greatly appreciated.

4 comments:

KID, MD said...

It looks good so far! I like the asymmetrical bow at the waist. I hate facings that won't behave!! I wouldn't topstitch, but maybe a few stitches to tack it down wouldn't be too noticeable.

julia said...

I love this. I was shopping today and saw this bow treatment a lot in various places on the dresses. I tried one on and loved it except for the fit on me.

gwensews said...

Asymetrical is very slimming. I would leave it where it is. I wouldn't topstich the facings, but tack them down at the shoulders. Did you understitch the facings? Usually that makes them behave.

Myra said...

I forgot to say, yes,I did understitch facings. It still wants to roll, so I may do some hand tack stitches at the shoulders, back and at the princess seam areas.