...as far as sewing and blogging have been concerned - school started last Thursday - need I say more. This past weekend I did get a chance to start a new top muslin for this pattern
I was going to make View B, but ran into at least four fit issues:
- the front neckline was too high
- even with cutting a size 14 through the neck and shoulder area, had to take a 1" tuck in the center front at the neckline
- needed to take a 1/2" horizontal tuck above the bust
- had major diagonal drag wrinkles radiating from mid arm toward the bust
I'm trying to decide if I want the top bad enough to work through the pattern alterations. I'm really glad that I made the muslin rather than going straight for my fashion fabric. Right now I feel the need to make something absolutely gorgeous but simple (or is that an oxymoron
Contrary to my norm, I'm absolutely ready to move on over into Fall sewing even though there's still more than a month of summer left, and temperatures are steaming in the high 90's. Maybe I feel the need to flip on over into Fall because school starts so very early here. There are several "must haves" on the top of my Fall list, and since I can't figure out what else to sew for summer - I might as well flip on over, don't you think?
Of all the new Vogue patterns this is the one that I just had to have
I do love the elongated blazer, but the dress in the pattern is what I want most.
A plain and simple, turtle necked, straight knit dress. No darts (I hate bust darts in knit fabric), no zipper. What more could I ask for??? I visualize it accessorized with a low slung wide belt and a big bib necklace, or a very colorful scarf, or even a big pashmina shawl in a contrasting color worn with boots. Do you see how far my mind takes these things?, way on over into the deep end. I've got a luxurious double knit left over from my first NYC shopping trip that I've been saving for just the right garment, and I think this one is it. Yes I'll make a muslin, add a back hem vent, and about 5 inches in length. Got to make sure this thing is right if I'm gonna use my double knit...