We have no school today and it's about -35° F with the windchills. Last night we enjoyed a blizzard warning with 60 mph winds. I seriously though the house was going to blow over! We enjoyed it by watching the Grammy's and playing Uno as a family. It was a good time.
Tonight and tomorrow it is supposed to hit -50° F with the wind. YUK! I just got the message that school is closed again tomorrow. It is nice to stay inside but the kiddos are getting bored! lol.
So, to escape some madness I retreated to my sewing room. I had the lady skater cut out for the last two days now. I only made one alteration for the first run. I adjusted for the square shoulder as I normally do.
I used a nice soft cotton jersey/spandex-y blend of fabric. I didn't measure but we'll call it about 2 yards from the stash.
For the trial run it went well. The instructions are super easy to follow. The dress sews up pretty fast - I mean I started at 11am and was finished by 1pm. I stitched each seam with my regular machine first, then serged. My high bust is a 36" so I was between a size 4 and 5. I traced a size 4 everywhere except the bust area - graded to a 5, and the hips on down where a size 5.
Here are the results:
Loose in the sleeves and bust. VERY loose/wide in the neck both front and back.
Next time I will do my usual slope of 1/2" out of the necks
*note* I didn't finish the hem or sleeves - because of fit this won't leave the house*
As you can see, I need to do a swayback adj. in the next version.
Overall I like the pattern I just need to tweak some fitting issues. You will most likely see more versions at a later time.
Stay warm! And smile often. Here is your laugh for the day:
Stash used for this: 2 yards
Stash used in 2014: 8.5
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~