Alas, sewing has been the last thing on my mind recently, but I have manage to finish my dark blue vintage vogue dress 1043.
This was quite an easy dress for a reissued vintage pattern. I had one or two issues, the gussets were a major pain, which i had to do over and over. In one area I didn't trace out the pattern properly, so i had to be creative, I love my teacher Cheryl for coming up with the answer to the problem. (Note to self go to bed when you are tired!)
I shortened the length considerably and am thinking of cutting off more, I think I would like it better around the knees not calf length. All in all the fabric was nice to work with, the colour is fantastic, the photos do not do it justice. I'm thinking of going back to Frank Stuart to get more to make a vintage skirt. I put an invisible zipper in all by myself, it was very exciting to get it right as this is my fourth time putting in a zipper! I'm still a newbie in the sewing world! Matching belt is to come.
Not sewing related but look what my darling husband bought for me, because I've been sick and "just because I love you". How lucky am i?? Its much lighter colour irl.
|An Orton bag! Its a very striking purple.|
PS. Also I have decided not to make the Chantilly dress for the master plan just yet. The sew-a-long has come to halt until after Christmas.
Bye for now.