This is a three-day holiday weekend here in the U.S. so I hope to spend some quality time with my sewing machine and spit out a few new pieces for work next week. But before I get to my current project, I would like to ask you a question. My mom stopped by this afternoon and while discussing my sewing asked me how many dresses I made last year. Since I wrote a year end post about it, I knew immediately how many I'd made...proudly I said 21. Then she replied, that's alot of dresses...you wouldn't have bought that many. Why do you have so many clothes?
This really threw me...and I said something like well I like to sew and it's how I spend my time...and it's more about the creation than the wearing (liar, liar, pants on fire!) and she just nodded and changed the subject. So I thought I would throw it out there to you all...Do you think 21 dresses is too much? And do you think we as sewists, sew way more clothing than we would naturally buy? See how a parent can totally mess up your sewing groove! (*LOL*)
This is hopefully the first of the two projects that I have planned for this weekend:
The pattern is Vogue 9666 which has a copyright date of 1997 and recently arrived from Lanetz Living. When I saw it on the site, immediately I saw a myriad of possibilities for the shorter length dress, so I had to have it!
Fabric is from Fabric Mart and fabric.com. The lightweight black/white doubleknit print is from Fabric Mart and purchased recently during the fabric buying frenzy. The lightweight white ponte knit is from fabric.com and was bought to go with the print.
I've made all the adjustments to the pattern...even though I'm starting with a size 22 pattern. Geeze, does anyone make garments straight from the pattern envelope? I mean I know that most everyone has to make some kind of alteration ~ FBA, length, something, but sometimes the slicing and dicing can get to you, y'know! Anyway, since this dress is being made from a doubleknit, I'm not lining it. If this one works (not just fits but passes the wearability test), I will be making a couple more versions...hopefully one using one of the border prints that I recently purchased.
The pattern is altered and the fabric is cut out. I will start working on the dress' construction since I have no plans for tomorrow (during the day), I'm going to hang out for awhile tonight and see how far I can get!
...as always more later!