Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'll Be Seeing You...

David and I are floating off to Vancouver tomorrow (which reminds me, I really need to pack!!).

Away...

Daisy 2

Bon Voyage,

Jen

ps) Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my One Pattern Seven Bloggers dress and I just wanted to let you know that I will do a pleat tutorial! It's actually already been written and the photos taken, they just need some editing to make the process a little clearer and I didn't have time last night (I barely got the dress up in time!). I will post it when I get back :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

One Pattern, Seven Bloggers 5

Well, here we are, at the end of the One Pattern Seven Bloggers challenge.

I have to apologise for the bad indoor/night photos, I didn't get it finished on Sunday and when I get home after work now it's dark dark dark.

Dress 1

Dress 3

Dress 2

I'm really happy with the overall fit of the dress and the modifications I made (though the pleats would look better if I had been bothered to iron them). I ended up taking off the little cap sleeves and added pleats to the skirt. I do have plans to make a bow belt to match the dress but that will have to wait. Overall, I liked the pattern though wouldn't recommend it for a novice sewer - the instructions are a bit vague. Though that makes it a fantastic pattern for the moderate sewer who is looking to start modifying patterns by themselves.

It's a great basic dress that really does have endless variations and can be made for winter or summer depending on the fabric you use.
It has a lovely vintage silhoette for those looking for that style, but as a warning (and one that I have to thank those who left comments mentioning it) the neckline is V-E-R-Y low. Fix that before you cut your real fabric.


Make sure you check out the other girls, everyone has done such a fantastic job!!

Marie http://asewingodyssey.blogspot.com/

Sam http://hand-quilter.blogspot.com/

xx
Jen