Sunday, August 3, 2014
More Vogue 8571 + cat + new-to-me patterns
Sooooo....continuing on......unhemmed, unbound neckline and armholes....
You're not seeing the full front-head-on-view because it's very wide somehow. I think I probably need to come in another half inch on each side and then it'll be good.
I think I'm not touching the bodice though (I have now serged the insides), so I can bind the armholes and also install the neckline facing. Then I'll probably baste the sides from the empire seamline down and see how it looks and see if I need to shave off some more SA. Then hem.
Yes, I sure know how to make a simple dress into an epic project.
I spent a large amount of time today obsessing over those gathers. Cranking up the needle tension to 6 on my serger helped get the gathers I generally wanted.
The good news is I'm taking Wednesday off, so I think I can finish it then. Or maybe even work on it a little each night this week.
I loved your guesses as to why I want to get this dress done before next Saturday. Vanessa was the closest with her "special event" guess. It's because I'm wearing it to MPB Day! Or hope to, barring any missteps. I need to make my list of notions to buy on Saturday.
In other news, my god-cat is here, and he came bearing the patterns he was unable to sell at his yard sale! How sweet of him!! Many of the patterns were new-to-me but some I had sewn up, ha ha.
I have now cat proofed the sewing room, or so I think. Lots of dangers for a cat in a sewing room, for sure. Trumbelina, to steal someone else's cat & sewing joke, Buddy is my largest pattern weight.