Wednesday, October 29, 2008

phooey.

I've started 2 projects (3 if you count Halloween) this past week. First I started Simplicity 3673, a retro jumper/dress.


I'm all over retro patterns and vintage patterns (as you well know!) I'm having fit issues with this one though. The wide almost -boatneck is just not cooperating in the back. And if I get it right in the back, then I have issues in the front. If you look close at the pattern photo though, the same issues are going on in the sample dresses.

I put it aside to percolate and started the super cute knit top in the October BWOF. 10-2008-114:


This should have been an easy top, start to finish. Heck it's got cut-on kimono sleeves even! But my fabric presented the first isse. It was an odd width (48") and so not wide enough on the fold. So I had to make center seams for lower front & back, and upper backs. That's not that big an issue. Until I forgot to stitch the CB in the upper sections before attaching to the fronts. Which also wouldn't be a big deal if I had remembered to bind the neckline FIRST!!! I had to pick the entire seam out.

Grrr. Arrggh.

Setting it aside until the Queen of Hearts is finished, which should be tonight.

5 comments:

  1. Good luck at it tonight.

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  2. hey Ang - it's "Dogs on Thursday" can we have some basset love? g

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  3. Oh, gosh, I have that Simplicity pattern... should I ditch it?

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  4. You're a woman after my own heart. Those are in my cue too. Although I'll be ditching the Simplicity pattern and using BWOF as the template and just adding the details. I love that knit top too. I am trying to sew from stash which means using up all the woven I have stocked up. It will have to wait.

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  5. While looking for a boys jacket pattern in my stash, I did see this dress pattern. It's so cute, so I'm sure to be looking for your review when you get it done. I hate fitting surprises!

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