I don't know why it is, but the well-formed curved seam is just a thing of beauty to me. :-)
The darts are sewn in the lining and the dress. This took me a couple of hours tonight! Not only are the darts a pain to pin, they are also a pain to press. The sewing wasn't bad. But all of those curved seams require notching - which takes twice as long as clipping. And you have to do that too! I also pinked the seam allowances since both the lining and the dress fabric would fray. Now, the hardest part is done. Next I will put in the invisible zipper and then assemble the rest of the dress.
I was hoping to finish in time to meet the deadline for the Little Black Dress contest over on PR, but that's not going to happen. Tomorrow I have a staff meeting after work and then an appointment with the trainer at the gym. Then I will be frosting and decorating cupcakes for the school fundraiser. Friday night is the school carnival, DH's birthday, and the deadline. So, other things win out, but I wasn't entering to win. It gave me the motivation I needed to make the dress, so I'm still going to get it done this weekend I hope. We are going to a Christmas party the following weekend, so I plan to wear it to that. Hmmmm I think I'll have to buy some new shoes!
I had almost forgotten, but it is about that time to start the SWAP over at Stitcher's Guild. I hope to actually complete the darn thing this year!! I have so many things I want to make, and the rules are pretty flexible this year, and you basically are making 2 mini-capsules with one connecting piece. I'm going to try to make up a story board this weekend and get it posted. My tentative plan is using patterns from
- Colette - clover pants
- Hot Patterns - jeans
- Loes Hinse - cap sleeve top
- Gertie - Portrait blouse
- The Sewing Workshop - Mimosa Pants
- Silhouette Patterns - Anns top and Sharon's blouse
There are still a few tops I haven't decided on, and I have a couple of ideas for the "cross-over" piece. I'm either going to do a black and white boucle jacket from Either the Louise Cutting Acute Angle (bottom) or The Sewing Workshop's Now and Zen jacket (right).
If I find a fabric that I really like, I'd love to do this Vogue Sandra Betzina Coat.