I had plans to do more work on my red pants this weekend and make a new knit top. But then, DH "remembered" that we are going to a wedding next Saturday.
Well of course I CAN'T pass up an opportunity to make a non-casual dress!!!! So I started looking through my options and then chose 2 - a knit and a woven. But I did not have enough fabric.
(**when I don't know what I'm going to make I generally get 2 yards. I think I need to change that to 3 yards.**)
So from the time I took this picture and had intentions on writing this post, I started the dress. For some odd reason, of all the adjustments I need to make; I am bothered by the need to lower the bust curve on princess seams. It's a silly thing to be bothered by; I don't care that I need to cut a 16 or 18. I don't care that I need to adjust for my butt. I don't care that I need a larger waistline...but the dang lowering of the bust point drives me a little crazy. Weird.
I also added 3/4" to the bodice length because these types of dresses tend to be short.
I kicked butt on this point! And I beautifully trimmed and clipped and under stitch and pressed.
And then I read the directions and uh...I was supposed to attach the "yoke" aka the strap between the bodice and facing.
I HAVE TO UNDO ALL THE THINGS!!!!!!!!!!
Wait, not all of it. Only the part that the strap needs to attach to. Gah. So I'll unpick that part and fix it. I plan to get the bodice done tonight, check the fit, and finish up tomorrow.
I bought more patterns. Didn't I *just* say...?? Oh never mind! They were $.99!
There's a small new Simplicity collection (HERE on Pattern Review!)
A few new ones...
I promise I'm done buying fabric for awhile. Wait. Excluding my two upcoming trips to SR Harris!
When I got home and saw the box I realized that I'd forgotten that I ordered it! ooooops!
OMGeeeeee the colors are so vibrant on all of these!
Jersey knits. I think the black & white animal print will become a cardigan.