Wednesday, April 06, 2011

A pinch here and a smidge there

Tanya's new dress wasn't the only good thing to come from the Butterick dress construction post.  Irene, who author's the blog, "Irene's Studio" left this suggestion:

"The style is wonderful. (Are daughters allowed opinions?) What if you made the tuck itself smaller? would that help the back to fall straight? Or ... stitching down the tuck further, to make it "open" further down???"

After reading this, I wanted to smack myself up side the head!  Because the pattern instructions clearly tells you to stitch those pleats down...but me in my infinite wisdom decided to skip this part...Why???  Can someone please tell me why???


Monday night I stitched the pleats down and then I let the side seams out a little bit so now I have this:


So thanks Irene...your suggestion was timely and just what I needed!

...more later!

4 comments:

  1. Glad that I was able to help.

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  2. Carolyn, this dress is party in the back :)
    I like the shaping there and looking forward to seeing more as you move along with this project.

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  3. this is the main I reason I love to blog - there is always someone out there in this big wide world who pipes up with a comment that is immensely helpful. It's just that usually it's you!

    Sewing the pleats down has made a huge difference - it looks much sleeker from behind now. Can't wait to see your finished dress

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  4. " After reading this, I wanted to smack myself up side the head! Because the pattern instructions clearly tells you to stitch those pleats down...but me in my infinite wisdom decided to skip this part...Why??? Can someone please tell me why???"

    Ha! Can't answer it, but can commiserate - do it all the time myself. Isn't it great having a blog where people are so willing to help you out? Loving the back so much better now!

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