The other day I ran an Instagram poll to decide which dress I should sew next.
or Style 2667.
How good are Style patterns? I’ve made a few now, love them. They seem to have gone the way of the dodo, which is a shame.
Anyway, Style 2667 was the winner of the instagram poll. But I ignored that and cut out both anyway. I made 2079 first and then whipped up 2667 yesterday. It was a super fast sew. Just front and back bodices pieces, front and back facing pieces and the skirt pieces. I ended up using plain circle skirt pieces though because the ones included in the pattern have gathers too and I really didn’t have enough fabric for all that frou frou.
It didn’t fit as well straight out of the envelope as 2079, but I will forgive it. The bust darts are suuuuuuper long (you can see that in the pattern illustration) but the bodice was also too long for me. Which meant tying the straps up higher on my shoulders – in turn raising those bust darts way up over my boobs. So I managed to drop them about 1.5 inches (the darts, not the boobs). That will do for now, although it’s giving me some weird armscye issues. Nevermind, fixable for next time.
And still wearable. I think as time goes on, I just get more and more fussy about fit issues that wouldn’t have even blipped on my radar in the past. A while ago I was picking apart fit problems on something I’d made and someone commented to me that it’s something we’d accept in RTW and she was right. We are far harder on our own sews than something we’d pick up in a shop.
So I’m happy. Pretty dresses and full skirts make me feel good. French bulldog printed fabric also pleases me. This one is designed by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake and I bought it here. The facings and pockets are just plain pink lawn.
Ed snagged a shirt out of it too (it’s a Tadah Troop Shirt). He calls it his Sid Shirt.
Sid doesn’t really approve, but then he doesn’t approve of much these days.