It is the perfect weekend to sew, lots of snow outside to shovel and a healthy sense of procrastination lead me straight to my sewing workspace. And it is warm inside.
McCall's 9264. It was suppose to be an easy project, just four pattern pieces. I thought I could whip it up in no time. You see I cut it out before I went back to work this week. I was all proud of myself with my organizational skills, I even show 'n tell'd about it this week.
I took it out of the drawer and started mark-ing the darts.
I carefully unfolded the pattern instructions and ran my hand across the printed words and instructions. I was all set to go, sew I thought.
Oh my! What have I done? My bodice piece does not look like the pattern piece in the illustration!
I can't believe I goofed before I even poked a needle into my fabric. I was suppose to cut the bodice on the fold above the darts. Oops!
And I did this to both the bodice front and lining pieces. Luckily, I have enough left-over floral fabric to re-cut another bodice. I plan to do that when I have a healthy dose of coffee running through my system. I'm not sure if I have enough left-over silk for the lining. But it is all good, I'm sure I have other lining fabric that I can use. Instead of cutting last night I moved onto another project.
Vogue 8835 out of the drawer. I figure that a pattern rated "very easy" would make me feel better about making that silly error with the McCall's pattern.
It didn't quite work because this pattern calls for a centred zipper. I haven't sewn one of these in quite some time. Not since I mastered invisible zippers using basting tape. But an invisible zipper won't work here.
I went searching and came across the latest episode of It's Sew Easy. Have you seen this show? I don't get it up here on the telly but they post their episodes on the internet. This week's episode they have Janet Pray demonstrating how to sew a centred zipper without pins or basting tape. It is a technique that she says they use on the factory floor. I thought this might be interesting to check out.
I enjoyed the segment and I'm off to try her technique. Just the zipper and front yoke lining to install and then I'm done my next stash-busting project. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Until then, Happy Sewing!
UPDATE: Over at PatternReview.com Quiltfixer shared another source for 3/8" plush picot elastic: Sew Sassy . Thanks Quiltfixer! ...
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