Sunday, April 24, 2011
Pattern: Vogue 8633
Fabric: Cotton, from Janie’s Sewing Corner in Cleveland. I noticed just before I cut this out that the pattern is for knit fabrics so I went up a size but just ended up taking it back in again. If you're going to do the same, I suggest making a muslin first just to be sure.
Pattern Design Adjustments: none
Fitting Adjustments: Most alterations are shown with orange pattern paper. Construction notes: I sewed the skirt using the lining as underlining technique. I fused interfacing on the entire bodice. Changed the bodice lining construction by enclosing the armholes before following the pattern instructions.
App. Prep time: 5 hours for fitting adjustments, muslin, transferring adjustments, cutting fabric, lining, interfacing, and applying interfacing.
App. Sewing time: 5 hours
Real-life time: 3 Days
I'm made this while on spring break and was able to dedicate some serious daytime sewing to get it done in less than 2 weeks.
Goes with: Green duster from New Look 6518
Hahaha! - see it? It's the attack of the pins! This time I sewed right over one with my zoom zoom (industrial straight-stitch). The machine didn't even slow down! I only noticed it because it sounded funny. So, add about 15 min. of real-life time while I tried to get it out without cutting the thread.
Also, my kids got these fun nerf-type pop guns and we were all playing while waiting to go to lunch at a really nice restaurant but one of the balls got lost. About four hours later when I changed into my "relaxing" clothes guess who found the missing ball? It was secretly hiding in my cleavage all afternoon. If you didn't notice on the pattern adjustments, I raised the depth of that V by about an inch. Apparently there was still enough room for a small ball to hop on in!!