My biggest issue is the slippery-ness of the fabric. Why oh why did I chose this fabric for a project that has nine darts? This will go down as one of the world's greatest mysteries.
The first time I made this dress, back in the day, I made it in a light weight wool. I didn't have half as much drama with the darts.
The darts are done and I am pleased with how it looks but I'm no where finished. I had to do the whole production over again using lining fabric. Yes, more slippery fabric!
Sew, where I am now? I'm stitching the lining to the bodice. That is going more smoothly using my walking foot. Gawd, I love that attachment! Now I'm dreading the zipper installation. I really want an invisible zipper and I'm just trying to wrap my brain around how I'm going to get it done. I think I will have to skip sewing the side seams first... This might take coffee and more thought.
I also have to tackle Simplicity 7478 again. Mama R recently tried it on to point out all the flaws in her new dress.
- The length is too long. And yes, I did pin it up when she was trying it on.
- The pockets are too low. Again, I did pin those on while she was trying it on.
- The neckline is too wide at the shoulder seams and too low in the back. Awww, the classic complaint.
And then there is the fabric. Mama R also does not have a great love for her fabric choice. I'm going to agree with her on that one.
Now that I know what needs to change, I'm going to fix the pattern to Mama R's specifications and cut it out of a navy sateen fabric. Oh, I can't wait to run my hands along a 100% cotton fabric. The thought of it almost makes me squeal with delight.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you! You'll never believe what happened. I walked into Mitchell Fabrics yesterday and walked out with no fabric for my stash. Seriously. Actually, I went there in search of white natural fibre fabric. It is another project for the church. I found a beautiful 100% linen that perfectly matched the sample they gave me. But I didn't have the funds to pick up the amount of fabric that was needed. Someone will have to go back for it. But I actually walked out with no fabric. I wasn't even tempted. I was focussed on the job at hand. Seriously, I don't recognize myself sometimes.
Well, I'm off to make the cup of coffee and try to conquer McCall's 9264.