- 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, April 13, 2011
Vogue 8511 #2
Almost became a UFO, but I jumped back into it so I can wear it Easter Sunday. I substituted sleeves for cap sleeves from another pattern. It works, but should have removed some of the ease. This was a straight 18 I cut and had to take in all princess seams (good news) and I think the skirt may be a bit wide, but I will decide that before I hem if it needs some pegging or slimming. I did baste the back seam in and basted the waist seam and decided it will work with a small side zip only so I can close the back up entirely (I hate back zips on me, they always wave in the swayback area). It's Pontederoma knit, so it gives enough to slide it on with the side zip. I had a hard time finding a dark purple back zip and only had small ones on hand, so this is good news. I will need to find a dull metallic belt as I plan on using my dull metallic short-heeled slides if I don't find something else this weekend. I also have two girls dresses to work on - nothing like waiting until the last minute.