My Sundress Sew-A-Long garment is due on Sunday and today is Wednesday. Get this, I’m cutting into the fashion fabric and voila . . . I don’t have enough for the whole skirt. Grrrr, I only have enough purple cotton for one half of the skirt of my dress. Thankfully just now I checked eBay and found what appears to be a match AND it should arrive “on or before the 31st”. The seller is not too far away so I am hoping I get this in time to complete it on time. Meanwhile I am going to keep working on cutting the bias strips of the contrasting purple/white fabric.
At least the bodice muslin was accomplished earlier today. Thank goodness for the toile process and the fact that I am slowly embracing them. Clearly I needed one. I have read that the the underwear that will be worn with the garment should be used for fitting purposes. Ummm, excuse me, unless it is a special occasion, how am I supposed to know exactly what brassiere I am going to wear on a given day? Wait, do ladies really wear only certain bras with certain dresses? Okay, I know they do if for instance, the top is a racer back. But, seriously, everyday dresses? For this fitting I have on my comfy cotton bra.
Now I know that I need to shorten the straps 1″ and take in the front piece about 3/4″ so it will not gap. Note to self, “Self, don’t forget to make corresponding adjustments on the facing pieces.”
For a couple of minutes I waked around in a quandry wondering how I would get this bodice to go from loosey goosey here . . .
When I went back to the sewing table and looked at the pattern piece — it is multi-sized. Let’s all say, “Duh, Lyric” while rolling our eyes. I am happy with the waist area. Now on to laying out the fashion fabric. This is when I realized I need another piece of fabric.
Stay tuned and let’s see if I can meet the deadline!
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