Hi all, just a quick post to show what I’ve been working on the past few weeks… Hint: it may or may not be fancy attire for a wedding State-side…
I finished the Burdastyle Jason vest for my hubby. Arg… this pattern. What can I say that hasn’t already been said by other reviewers? Crappy instructions, and gigantic armholes. That’s basically it. I jotted down a few notes as I was sewing (and altering the pattern) that I’ll try and share in a separate post one of these days to help other folks trying to sew this up. However, I’m VERY happy with the final result!
I also made myself a breast-feeding friendly cocktail dress out of some thrifted floral cotton from my stash. I was inspired by Emily Millichip and her super fun use of Hawaiian print in unexpected ways. What better use of a beachy cotton than for a rather formal style cocktail dress? I used Simplicity 2252 (Jessica McClintock) version C, along with a pink zipper I had on hand. Except for the boning for the lining part, everything else came from my stash. So it was a good stash-buster project.
Due to the relatively complex design of the pattern, I didn’t add my usual 2″ length to the midriff. Hence, the dress felt a bit short. I was debating what to do about it so I asked my nearly 3-year-old daughter what she thought of it. “It’s too short, mama”. FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES, people!!!
Whelp, there you have it. So I added an extra 3″ of fabric, folded in half (for an extra 1.5″ added to the length) and used some white trim to make it look like I had PLANNED the whole thing. Hahaha.
We are off to Phoenix AZ next week for a good friend’s wedding. After all the rainfall warnings the past few weeks here in Sea-to-Sky I am very much looking forward to drying out in the desert sun!
Happy Saturday everyone!