Vogue 8241 has been on my "To Make" list for a while. It is a semi-fitted, pullover, lined dress with waistline casing in the seam and blousing in the bodice. The back neckline opening has a button with a loop closing.
Fabric Mart. Having not worked with a crinkle fabric before, I was a little nervous going forward with cutting and making the dress. I stared at the fabric on my shelf for some time before I dove in and got started. I call this my Honu Dress, because the colors remind me of the seaweed, and I have recently spotted and captured, on film, the enormous sea turtle I told you about earlier. Before I show you the dress, here are a couple of detail shots of the button and loop closure and the hem. The hem is wavy, but I think it looks fine overall. I don't know of any other way you would hem a crinkle fabric and not get waves, but if you know, please share. I'd love to hear what your thoughts are.
Caroline had a question from the last post that I'd like to answer. "You never mention making a
muslin, and in the case of four-way stretch that would be pointless
anyway. So are you making all of these adjustments "on the fly" so to
speak? How does that work?" I did make all of my adjustments on the fly. From measuring the tissue, I could see I was going to have real issues with the bodice. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to deal with the fit issues though, until I sewed up the original pattern. Since I knew there was a lot of ease, I wasn't too worried, because if anything I thought I would be cutting fabric away, and that is what I ended up doing, both with the bodice and the shoulder seam. It is a pain to undo stitching, but that is what I did to get to my final result. It was a lot of trial and error and patience until I got it just right.
I hope to get back to some regular blogging in the near future. I'm trying to find my balance. Early walks on the beach are a welcome time of reflection and prayer. Especially when God gives you amazing gifts, like spotting this big guy! Blessings my online friends!
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