Sunday, August 2, 2009

Simplicity 4118 view C

So this morning I woke up to a wonderfully cloudy sky. I like rainstorms and it was a great morning to stay inside, sew, and enjoy the thunder and downpours!

My disaster, er, pattern for today was Simplicity 4118 view C. I thought the model looked rather plain in other views and then suddenly turned sexy in view C. I chose some red stash fabric, this time a cotton with a white floral print. I guess with the belt it's ok. But I don't really like the shape on me. Although some reviewers said it was A-line, I didn't think it was A-line at all (it has a back slit! How can it be A-line with a back slit?)

So I learned another thing about me: I prefer A-line dresses.

Without belt, front view:
Simplicity 4118 view C

Without belt, side view:
Simplicity 4118 view C

Without belt, back view:
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I think the belt gives it some definition. (The official view C belt is something sewn in but I just cut a long strip of fabric and sewed it down the edge, and wrapped it around my waist, and tied it in back):
Simplicity 4118 view C

Simplicity 4118 view C

Simplicity 4118 view C

The bow is supposed to detract from the funky zipper installation, or whatever it is that's going on back there.

I finished the nightgown too, but those pictures are horrible, so I'll take some more tmw night. The nightgown is pretty though!!

I'm putting Star Trek aside for now. Thanks for your comments about it. I think some Time, Love and Tenderness is what that dress needs (sorry, I've been listening to Michael Bolton all day--it started with my "How am I Supposed to Live Without You" comment last week...)

I'd like to sew at least one more shirt or dress before Pete arrives, but I don't think it's going to be possible.

3 comments:

  1. View C gal does go all sizzle with her animal print fabric! I have sewn the solid blue version, sort of -- did a refashion into a shirtdress last summer. I like the fit and agree that it does not wear like an a-line at all.

    Your sash looks just right!

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  2. kyle! i was just catching up on your latest posts... so fun to read! :D and i apologize for not having already told you CONGRATS on your engagement!!! hope everything works out for his next visit.

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  3. I like the addition of the belt. I agree it adds definition. I love it! I wonder if adding some trim in the same color at the collar would be a good idea? (This is coming from someone who doesn't sew, so I have no idea how one would do this and also this might be too much??)

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