Friday, June 10, 2011
Faye is hosting "Stay Cool-Stitch Up A Dress" I needed something to cleanse my palette after completing a humongous wardrobe project that consisted of almost for 40 pieces. When I disappear, I'm still sewing but not for myself. The challenge/sew along is what I definitely needed. The tough part was deciding what to do first. I put out a call for help in deciding on a pattern. And I added a few more patterns to my already overloaded queue. Tanya suggested I pick one and go. That's where S2580 comes in. This dress sews up in about two hours! That includes laying out the pattern, marking and cutting. I bought this fabric from Fabric Mart a few years ago and it had been marinating in my stash. That pattern I had when it first came out and has some wonderful reviews on PR. I didn't have to do a FBA. There is plenty of ease in the design. Check the tissue for the finished measurements. The empire line fell in the right place below the bust. I cut a size 12 for the top and size ten for the skirt. I cut out four sleeves and stitched them together at the hem line because I wanted the finishing to be clean. I could have lengthen the hem by another inch. As it is right night, I'll use .25 SAS to complete it.