Ok, just a quick post. We have no power, downed lines everywhere and are not expected back with power til Wednesday...Ouch! We had a huge storm move through here yesterday afternoon. Of course, I had finished my outside work and was planning on coming in and sewing. I did manage to finish the Vogue 1027 dress that I complained about. Well, it turned out nicely, even with the fiddling. I think the issues were, 1)This runs HUGE! and 2) My cutting was wonky.
The huge part is that I cut out a straight 14 but should have cut it smaller in the shoulders. Usually, I cut a 16, then cut a 14 in shoulders. I can't say that's all the time as patterns are very different but that's a generality. Then, when I didn't I should have taken up the shoulders more when I sewed them before the topstitching but I didn't. So I ended up with some huge gaping in the front. Despite the size of my bust, my underbust is small, 34 inches. I know, seems crazy, but it's true. So I go get gaping a lot of the time. I ended up taking some darts down near the waist line. It is mostly hidden when you tie it, but it did do a little bit of wonky to the pleats.
I think the hem was messed up because the skirt is so huge to cut out that I think part of the knit stretched more than the other parts with made the skirt out of kilter. I put it on my dress form and laid on the ground and did my best to get it level.
So in the end, I do have a dress I like. So, I might make this again, now that I've worked out my issues with it.
No makeup or hair...sorry ;-) The dress is kind of DVF'ish dontcha think? I bought this fabric oh 2 years ago or so at my local indie. It's VERY stretchy!
So now, here is what I did instead of sewing. This was one of the trees across our road. We have only one way in or out that's paved, the other is a glorified trail but it was blocked too. So out came the chainsaw and the tractor!