Vogue 8724 is just that - a quick, easy to fit sewing project. I chose to go down a size in the bodice area of the dress, so I made a 16 instead of the 18 that my measurement dictated for that area; then I transitioned to a 18 for the waist and hip areas. Was I scared to do this without first making a muslin? Yes, I was. But this time I was correct in doing so. If I don't get the bodice (shoulder, bust) area of a dress correct it ends up swallowing me - resulting in my having to add tucks or pleats in the back trying to compensate so I can get some wear from the garment.
Here's the dress - it's a (always late as usual) Mother's Day Gift.
|Told you you'd see this fabric again. Me trying on my Mom's dress.|
WILL I MAKE THIS PATTERN AGAIN? Yes, I will. Now I've got to have one for myself.
DO I RECOMMEND THE PATTERN TO OTHERS? Yes, I do.
TIPS IN USING THE PATTERN: I used Steam-A-Seam Lite to hem and turn the armhole area under. (SNUGBUG did a SAS tutorial earlier this week). It's a real time saver and gives a nice hem without wavyness, pick up a box at Hobby Lobby or JoAnns.
SEWING WITH KNITS TIP: Increasing pressure foot tension just a notch, and change the throat plate to the one with the small hole.
WHAT ABOUT THIS FOR A NON-TRADITIONAL SEWING NOTION:
|It's an Orange Wood Stick; I use it as a stiletto to guide my fabric on the sewing machine or the serger.|