Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Look 6429 - Little Red Dress

The Little Red Dress experiment. I rarely ever wear red but after a thread on PR discussing wearing red, I thought I'd give it a try. I bought some very pretty Stretch Matte Jersey from Fabric.com http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=964dfb68-d619-4f5e-9c3a-4d6873b7ac91

The dress went together fairly well except when they say it runs big, it runs big! I cut out a 14 but ended up taking it in a good inch on both sides. I really needed to take it up in the shoulders but had already put the facings on based on the construction order so it was too late. I was NOT picking apart facings! I'll just wear a camisole underneath or else it'll be borderline obscene. I'm finishing it tonight to wear to a holiday party. I'll post pictures soon.

Lesson learned...even if difficult to do so I should pin the dress together on me prior to putting on the facings. I should know better being so short waisted that it's likely I'll need to take up the shoulders...doh!

Knitting Bag

Here's the knitting bag I made for my Mom for Christmas. It's beautiful cotton fabrics from The Fabric Gallery...I hope she likes it.