Monday, December 03, 2007

not off to a good start



I am SO disappointed! I spent all evening trying to lay out the 1945 on the mulit boucle. I got all of the lines of the fabric lined up perfectly straight (I was so proud of myself) but no matter how I try to lay this stupid thing out, it will not fit! I even took 8" off the length and it still won't fit. I only have 2 yards (actually it's 3" shy - I actually did not order enough) of 58" fabric. I thought it would work for the shorter version, but that's not going to happen. Well, it will make a nice jacket. Maybe I'll try one of these.





I'm leaning toward the Vogue pattern with the collar variation in the middle picture.












BUT I have to make something that fits well before the stitch and flip class, so I'll have to see what I DO have enough of. I hope I bought enough of the other 2 tweeds. Or, maybe I won't make the 1945 yet, and do something else for the stitch and flip. I have all of these patterns, so I'll just have to pick one.











Of course, I do have the 1945C, and that should be the right amount for that pattern

6 comments:

dvmcindy said...

I like the Vogue one in the middle!

Lori said...

I agree I like the Vogue one in the middle. I do have the McCall's pattern on the top, too. It is cute and classic but I think the Vogue looks even more classic, very 40's. Good luck

Nanc K said...

Did you try an open lay, ie cut it single layer? You can often fit quite a bit more this way. I did a muslin of that McCalls pattern for my daughter and we were not happy with the fit and didn't use it.

Enid said...

Nancy,
I made up the Vogue in the view you are leaning towards...It is very flattering and it gets compliments when I wear it...Plus it is so simple to make.
The style is very complimentary to sloping shoulders and a pear shape.

Enid said...

Ooops! I made the view on the left with the shirt collar...not the one in the middle..

leanmeansewingmachine said...

FYI - I made the Vogue pattern last year and have yet to wear it. I don't know if it's the length (it's longer than I envisioned) or the collar, or just that I don't know what to wear underneath it but I really don't like it the way it looks. It doesn't look right with a straight skirt or any of my dress pants. Having said all that, it's still in my closet:)