But no one likes a pedantic, kids.
I'm starting on the pullover/top/overlaying top/whatever that will be part of my No Cock Nor Tail outfit for a Christmas party.
The dobby print 'lace' has been in my stash since the beginning of the year. I'd always planned to make myself a nice bra and knickers out of it, because it's so wonderfully soft and stretchy - but it never happened, mostly due to the fact I find bras really, really difficult.
The pattern is what I call a Frankenpattern - It's a fusion of two patterns, in this case the Bow Tied Blouse and Wiggle Dress from Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing;
I thought I'd be helpfully mad and draw you a little How To Frankenpattern - be warned, I drew this after being up for nigh-on 15 hours and it gets a little crazy;
|Click for larger, be warned of crazy. And an inability to draw in a straight line.|
The gist of the Frankenpattern was to lay the kimono sleeves of the Wiggle Dress over the Bow Tied Blouse to give me the pattern I wanted. I traced both in a size 16 [which is surprisingly bang on my measurements] and trued the pattern according to the measurements I wanted. I forgot that the fabric I was using was stretch, and the whole thing was a million sizes too big on my muslin, so I ended up constantly trying on, sewing, trying on, sewing... Until it fit me perfectly.At this point I ditched the button-back of the original design, because I don't want any sagging, so I have two pattern pieces with 'decorative darts, and little underarm gussets!
|Aww, little underarm gusset!|
I hope your weekend went well, loves!