Monday, March 25, 2013

New sewing project in progress UPDATE

Well I made the top and it is huge!!
When they say 'loosely fitted' in the description they mean it.  I could have made the smaller size and it still would have fit fine. 
The other issue is the the fabric I used it looks like a tablecloth. Both my daughter and husband made this comment independently of each other
hmmm..... I still like the look of the neckline and will still wear it. I ended up making the tunic version didn't have enough for a dress
    I want a new summer dress. In fact my new mantra for summer in terms of my style is casual chic. I define this as comfortable dress with fun accessories and or summer skirts with cool top. I am trying to get away from shorts and T-shirts for summer.
So I have fabric in my wardrobe stash that I bought to make other things but upon circumspection the original items won't be very flattering on my frame.
This dress is going to made out of a fabric that has a vertical lace pattern woven into it and it is a beautiful creme. I am going to make Butterick 5612. I will make the dress view. I added length to the front above the waistline. This is a very roomy fit so I didn't think I need to add for cup size but I did think the waistline was a bit high on me. Raglan sleeves can camouflage a larger bust area so I hope that works. I shortened the dress by 2 inches. I want it to graze my knees. I probably will shorten the sleeves as my arms are short. I want the 3/4 rolled up look but don't need excess volume here.

And just to make myself go crazy I am simultaneously going to make another dress. McCalls 6520. 

 So I am going to make a casual dress made out of this tribal print gauze material that I had bought a while  back. This version is a more fitted silhouette. I had to add length to the torso above the waistline and I am making view A which is collarless and short sleeved. I don't think I need to worry about a cup size increase because the sleeve area is quite big and I have small arms circumference wise. I had to shorten the skirt as well because I am shorter than the 5'6" woman these are designed to accommodate.

I like to make things in tandem because it is easier to do the same step twice. I have two sewing machines so both can be threaded with the correct color thread. This eliminates having to change threads . The Babylock Surger will have to switch thread colors but mine is easy to thread. So stay tuned for the progress. Do you sew multiple garments at the same time?

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