Yesterday suddenly got busy. My friend Caroline called to say she was in town but because I'm leaving last night was the only night we could meet for coffee. My day was already crowded and suddenly got more so. I didn't get everything done and what did get done was hair straight back. Oh well. That's the way it goes. I did finish the dress.
Overall, I'm pleased with it - Vogue 8876 by Marcy Tilton. I'll make some adjustments for next time but they're mostly fine tuning. After checking my stash and the store, I chose fuchsia buttons that matched the color of the top stitching. There were two other choices that I really liked and in both cases, the button was too big and while there was a larger version, there wasn't a smaller one. I won't complain...
... well maybe just a little... LOL... because we actually have a fabric store and I know they are disappearing all over the place but the selection is so limited. This button was available in one size only. It would have been nice to vary the sizes somewhat but I do like the pink path and it's not overwhelming in person.
Our garage doors are white which is a great background for pictures only the sun is on the front at night and the images looked squinty and over-processed so here is the shoeless tree view with the... LOL... very white legs. I may need sun but it's not likely to happen.
The back view looks slightly stretched even though there is plenty of ease and the pleat is hanging straight. It could be the fabric. I'll work on that for next time as well as widen the sleeve hem. That's a measurement I'm still trying to figure out - the width that will be just wide enough to not catch on my arm and pull up and not so wide that it's unflattering. HOWEVER... for a dress I adjusted and then sewed without trying on during the process, I think it turned out fabulous. I'll definitely sew this again.
This morning, I'm on my way to Calgary. I'll be stopping in Golden for coffee with a friend and should get to my daughter's late afternoon. I'm looking forward to spending time with her and her family. I have my laptop to read and post except that whenever I'm using my laptop, I don't seem to be able to reply to comments so I'll have to answer through posting a comment of my own for the next week. I have several blog postings forming in my head and hopefully will have time to write them otherwise, I'll be back next week.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - that using my fitting shell to alter patterns has been worth the effort and will be worth the effort of fine tuning it ever so slightly more.