Sunday, July 6, 2008
Another garment done! That means I'm 2 for 2 on on PR's Garment a Month sew along. I used this pattern:
The fabric is an acetate and lycra jersey that I bought from Gorgeous Fabrics awhile back. Ann still has some in stock, and she also has many other fabulous jerseys on her site should you be interested.
The occasion? DF and I were invited to a party for our friend Stan, and I felt the need for something new and flirty to wear. I finished this up yesterday about 45 minutes before needing to leave. It's been a while since I've cut things so close when sewing for an event. Whew!!
I made my usual pattern changes when cutting out this pattern, Size 10 through neck, shoulders and armscyes; Size 14 the rest of the way down; an FBA. I also scooped out the neck more so it would be more party-like. I dropped the neck 4-1/2", folks, and it still doesn't look hootchie!!
Is the fit perfect? Well no. The shoulders are a bit wider than I'd like. My guess is that Simplicity moved a bit of the dart shaping into the shoulder area. Also, the bodice is the same for both sleeved and sleeveless versions, so it may be a function of that, as well. Then there's the midriff ruching. It wants to migrate. Of course, Simplicity made no note of needing to tack the ruching in place.
All that being said, I do like the dress and I'll definitely wear it again. I'll probably make some of the other views too.