Sunday, 27 April 2014

Still sewing :)

Feeling the love for Emery right now :) when it's finished later today it will be number 2.

did make a bunch of changes to the pattern - raised the arm to hide bra straps ;) lengthened the bodice a smidge, created a pleated skirt, pinched out excess gape around neck and removed armhole gaping created from having a large bust. As usual I didn't put in a zip (not sorry !) as I never use zippers In shop bought dresses as I always just pull em on over my head. If I'm not going to use it then there is no point in having it as far as I can tell. ;) 

I'm such a bad blogger.... Since my last post I have made : (and this is more to remind myself !)

2 x Anna dress
1 x Anna and Gertie franken dress
1 x boiled wood pencil skirt 
1 x boiled wool simplicity 2451 skirt 
1 x green cord simplicity 2451
1 x Emery dress (second to be finished today) 
3 x Elisalex bodice/Gertie pencil skirt franken dresses
1 x red Gertie pencil skirt

Out of the above list I wear regularly : 

The 2 boiled wool skirts
The green cord skirt
The 2 Anna dresses
The Emery dress
3 x Gertilex dresses

would like to get some pics up at some stage - I have a week off in a weeks time, so maybe I can get something photographed then :) 

This is when having a blog is awesome, to remind it's owner what they liked and what worked, and what didn't. 

I am also trying to delve into new patterns and shapes. I didn't use the emery pattern skirt, I have been playing with pleats instead, which seem to be more flattering on my curvier figure than a whole load of bunching up on the waist from gathering. It's feels odd though I must admit, having extra fabric in a skirt - which poofs around me, (in a not unpleasant way), when I sit down. I have found the Anna gored skirt very flattering and it's a shape I shall revisit someday soon, once my affair with Emery has ended.