For today's Sewing Saturday I decided to try Simplicity 3559, view B, a 60's retro pattern. It has a front center seam which I had planned on eliminating by cutting the pattern on the fold. But since it actually opens up into a V at the collar, I wasn't sure how to handle that. So I cut it with the seam down the front.
I hated it.
I thought the seaming, plus the color, and that funky little collar, makes it look costumey. Like it's a bad Star Trek knockoff for Halloween. I just need a fake triangular type patch and beam me up.
Pete said I look like "number 6" from Battlestar Galactica. I had to look that one up.
I need a haircut. Love how my hair looks square in this pic (to show the side panels):
That back neck is HIGH!
Ideas to fix it:
- Definitely not putting sleeves in--this pattern doesn't come with sleeve facings but I thought of something...
- Already ripped out that ugly hem and will fix that too
- I will taper the front seam from the waist out to minimal seam allowance as it's rather weirdy looking there in the side picture
- I already ironed out that weird crease.
Thinking of adding buttons (they are actually a view B feature):
white buttons with red flowers:
Or red ones:
I thought about sewing red buttons all the way down the front seam, but that would be weird, right? Plus I don't have that many "same" buttons to sew all the way down the front.
Also thought about piping the front seam, but that also would be weird, right? Because then I'd have to pipe the other seams too.
After a one hour long walk tonight, I was itching to do more sewing, but I did not want to touch red Star Trek dress again today. I wanted to make something I knew I could make, that was a sure winner. So out came New Look 6443 for round two of the nightgown! I'm nearing completion of it, but I cut myself off from the sewing machine for the rest of tonight.
Piping is back, this time in brick red:
I am infinitely happier with the nightgown than the dress. But looking at the photos now, the dress isn't SO bad.
Which do you prefer? Star Trek dress with red buttons or white ones with flowers? Vote now!!