Saturday, April 11, 2009

I Hate It When This Happens.

I'm frustrated.

I've made and almost finished -- done but for the hems -- three of the girls Easter dresses. I used McCalls 5618 for three, and am using Simplicity 2886 for the other two.

So I'm humming right along, thinking I would make the bodices of the Simplicity dresses (view C, with the spaghetti straps) seamless in the front, instead of doing a center front seam. Somehow a center front seam in a bodice just doesn't look right to me when it's a closed front. Putting the pattern piece on the fold makes more sense.

EXCEPT WITH THIS PARTICULAR PATTERN. It was a hassle getting the top band onto the bodice piece, and now it's laying funny. There's a curve to the top that makes it lay 3-dimensionally -- probably great for fit but it just isn't right! I'm going to have to redo both bodices.

Dang. I hate that.

So today I'm behind a bit, and have to get moving to get them done. Once again I don't get a dress -- which is typical, and certainly not unexpected.

Back to the drawing board. Literally.


Monday, April 6, 2009

New Skirt

I sew a lot for others -- and this is by design, since I no longer am the slim little thing I used to be.

Which of course, I never thought I was. Now a size 10 is looking pretty slim.

Anyway -- here's a cute little skirt I made from New Look 6050:

It fits great, and will be perfect for summer!

As an added bonus, I will match my Lincoln rocker very nicely. LOL!