Sunday, September 21, 2014
Simplicity 1314 still in progress.
Your eyes want to focus on a X, not the diamond in the middle, right?
So I had this fantasy that I would wear Simplicity 1314 to the Simplicity Fashion Show at the ASE later this week.
I'm going to release myself from this fantasy (and wear NL 6071 which I finished up last weekend but haven't blogged yet).
I quilted the bottom front panel this afternoon. I sewed it back together. I am having trouble with the pivot corners. To get the pattern to match at the horizontal front panel seam line, it's thrown off the SA a little. It's not 5/8" on each side of that horizontal line. Though to be fair, those diagonal lines have been there always, even in my muslin, which I wrote off as not knowing what I was doing with the pivot corners, I'd figure it out later and it would magically resolve itself, as if a fitting issue ever magically resolved itself, bwah ha ha ha ha.
Later is now. I looked again at Suzanne's corners on her cream dress--they are perfect, so it can be done. So I finally sewed the paper pattern (just around that area, notches to dot to notches) to figure out what I'm really supposed to do with those pivot corners.
And that looks ok. But that's with everything at 5/8".
Soooo....I'm very tempted to do this (extend the waistline seam all the way across...on the inside of course and actually straight and not wavy)
because that would take care of the wrinkling.
It's my own fault for being too ambitious, thinking I could cut it out and quilt the front and make the dress and serge the insides and bind the raw edges and hem it in a weekend. and and and and and. Maybe instead of quilting the bottom panel I should have spent the time on the corners and the fitting issues so that I'd be further along and less frustrated.
Wrinkles wrinkles wrinkles.
I think this is why I have shied away from making dresses in light colors in the past--because all the wrinkles are amplified. But the NL 6071 I finished up last weekend is turquoise too....so I know I can do it.