From the Fashion Show two years ago...
My daughter sews and sewed a lot when she was younger. However, with a full time job, four kiddies, a partner and a household to maintain, my daughter has stopped sewing. Her sewing machine is still set up but she uses it to fix a hem or take up a seam for the kids. She's worn all of the dresses I previously made into the ground. She's also lost ALL of the baby weight and then some, so she's been belting them and wearing them with a cardigan.
I agreed to sew a couple of new dresses from ponte & ITY knit from the collection...gotta love that fabric collection! She picked ten different pieces of fabric. We had to adjust the pattern slightly because she is smaller in the top but wider in the hips (babies) and barely has time to eat.
This is part one of the possibly two or three posts about her new dresses, because I don't think I can get all of the dresses, fitting and construction information into one post.
Fitting Changes ~
I had to make some alterations to the original pattern pieces for her post babies body:
Side view - that back fold lies flat when she puts her arms down
Back adding space for her hips
Front pinned at the sides
Close up of the front neckline
Here is the pile of fabric I will be using to make new dresses for her...
There are a number of fabrications here and we will be changing up the length, necklines and sleeve lengths. Also, there are two wovens in the pile that I will add a little ease to the pattern, use a zipper and add a lining. The good thing is that she's not expecting these all at once. So I'm sewing a couple at a time. This is what I was referring to in my last blog post.
I didn't sew for the grandbabies this year because they grow to fast! However, I am sewing for their mother and her sister in 2018. So look for finished versions of the dresses on the blog sooner rather than later!
...as always more later!