Monday, January 2, 2012
Last night I did it. I finished the adjustments. I cut it out from a piece of not so pretty Wal-Mart sale calico that has been in my sewing box for years. I look at this fabric and think "what in the world inspired me to buy this?".....but if it works as my mock up, it will do just fine for a work dress. I used the sleeves from the shift pattern that is included in this pattern for my dress, because I do not want puffy sleeves, and the shift sleeves have very minimal gathering, and no cuff. I also cut the skirt shorter, to eliminate the pleating in this mock up. I love the bottom pleats, but I will save those for a nice version of the dress.
I got a japanese sewing book with patterns for Christmas. Simple Modern Sewing is the title. I took it out last night, fully intending to scrap my above project for a while and work on a dress in this book....but the pattern peices are so complicated.....I think this sewing book is going back to the store for a return! Sewing has to be simple, or it is not pratical. And beware, one persons definition of simple, might not be yours!