Monday, July 11, 2011

THE dress (BWOF db sleeveless trench)

So, we all know how hard it is to find sewing hero's, much less sewing hero's who know that we are alive! So when you do find one and she not only knows your name, but she traces you a pattern from one of her 2001 BWOF patterns you should show some respect and sew it right away, not 3 years later, right?

Yeah well, its 2 or 3 years later...
Original review here:

How can you compete with that! Not only is it a perfect fitting size 6, but if she didn't show the construction details I would just believe that it had descended from heaven!
So, she traced me a 42 or a 44, I dont' remember which, but I was too prooud to admit that it did come near fitting! How do you grade up a single size pattern? by trial and error and with difficulty. Here is the original pattern page:

(stolen from Kay of course).

Well, I botched the upper collar topstitching. I will be ripping and resewing, sober next time.

I am sizing up to a 46 which is actually going OK. I just need to work out the details, I want to add bulky belt loops and maybe some cargo pockets with brassy zippers on them and snaps on the front!
*sigh* maybe tomorrow I will get in some sewing
too much drama today...

But, I love my new job doing SEC Reporting. Its much more interesting than it sounds.

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