Sunday, October 12, 2014
Simplicity 1314: done or not done?
Does this view make my dressform look tall?
I spent pretty much all day working on Simplicity 1314 and I had to take some quick pix to show you where it's at.
Well, they were quick pix. This is the only one I took from the side.
I'm pretty ok with the front now, and the front points.
Seriously, it's not going to get any better than that.
It's the back that I'm concerned about and I'm not sure I can just binder clip a solution. Should I attempt to fix it next weekend?
Or should I use this kludgey, duct taped solution and call it a dress?
Or should I focus on the good parts instead?
The quilting is pretty awesome for the first time I've ever quilted. More about that process here.
I bound the neckline instead of using facings
I twin needle stitched the hem
I serged most of the inside with my new serger, the BabyLock Enlighten
...except for that horizontal line in the front panel--that was with my old serger
Soooo..the new serger is pretty awesome. When I serged the CB seam, it glided over a very thick fabric intersection that would have made my old serger go clunk-clunk-clunk and then a thread would have broken....or it would have started wrapping the fabric over instead of cutting it off, etc etc etc. The Enlighten serged right over it no problem! (I cannot wait to serge embroidered fabric with it--my old serger *hated* embroidered fabric!!! Clunk clunk clunk snap)
I do have to play with the DF on the Enlighten a bit to get non-wavy results. No matter the setting I had my DF on, it always made slightly wavy seams that the Elna Press did not eliminate.
I intend to show you next post how I binder clipped out the wrinkles on the side front panel--it will answer your question, Summer Flies! (Spoiler alert--yes, I clip it out myself and I will describe how)
PFM flowers (lisianthus) from 10/9/14. They have a Victorian, rosey feel but they're not roses.
Ok, what do you think I should do with the back?
a) leave it as is--don't cover it up--it's beautiful
b) try to fix/improve it
c) wear it with a cardi