Monday, March 14, 2011

Vogue 1220 Progress

For the moment I have given up on the wardrobe challenge. Every time I plan one, I get frustrated and/or bored. I need to stop trying to do these. I sew one piece at a time as the mood strikes me...I am so NOT a planner ;-)

All I could think about yesterday was sewing this dress but I kept trying to make myself sew something in my plan. Well, I gave in and started on this dress.

The pattern calls for stretch woven and this was the only fabric in a stretch woven I had enough of. I do like it though. It's kind of willy nilly circles.

So far it's really been fun to make. This is a straight 16 with no FBA. I don't think I needed one with all the extra fabric in the front. It does look a bit long waisted on me (I am SUPER short waisted) but I think it will be fine once I get the belt on right. My fabric is not the same on both sides so the wrong side shows on the belt. I think I an just going to stitch the belt in half lengthwise and turn it right side out. Being so short waisted I don't need such a wide belt.


Heather said...

I love that fabric. And I agree with you about the wardrobe. I'm already bored with it and I only have one item done. Oh, well. I'm anxious to see 1220 finished as it's on my "list" of things to make when my ADD strikes.

Tina said...

I agree with you about the wardrobe contest. I ahve 2 skirts down, and a top half done. I'm almost there. I just can't quite make it. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Very flattering, lovely fabric ... I'm very tempted to get that pattern especially if you didn't need to do an FBA.

Karin said...

I also like the fabric. I think this is going to be a flattering shape for you. I think you will look hour-glassy, especially with the sleeves in.

I am far to s l o w for wardrobe challenges. Time always moves on before I can get there!

Cool said...

I actually enjoy sewing wardrobes, but lately I've been doing a modified version of sewing separates. Instead of making pieces that all have to coordinate with each other, I make a piece that coordinates with any previous piece. That way I never have any orphans.