Well, I’ll still kinda wear it....and Happy Halloween

     Yep, this dress wore me out a little, but I’ll still kinda wear it.  I’ve had this pattern for a while, and you know I like anything with inseam pockets, so I was just waiting to find what I wanted to make it with. Now I’ve had this plaid/check fabric (hard to see, but click to enlarge images)  I purchased from Denver fabrics for 2 years. I’ve always wanted to try using more than 1 color combinations, so this pattern S2888 seemed perfect!
    But first, … let me rewind.  I’ve actually attempted this combo before earlier this year with this pattern by vogue…



V8633

It’s V8633 and I love that vintage look,…. but some how I goofed in several places. Can you see in this pic?
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At first glance maybe not, but look closely at the hip area, wth!!  I ‘m still scratching my head,
and the shoulders…..
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(Click to enlarge)
It’s like I’m lopsided or something, after I put in the zip,  well anywho.
Basically it didn’t work out :-(  I had some really major fit issues everywhere, so needless to say, it’s somewhere balled up @ the back of my closet.
Sooo…
I couldn't give up on the color combo, so I tried it again with this pattern, here’s the first shot.
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Okay, not too bad @ 1st glance but…. once again, somehow I goofed in my alteration process. First off I made a FBA, IMG_3877 which wasn't that hard to do. I even made a muslin of the bodice to make sure the fit was good, here.
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But in the process I also altered the waistline part, to match up to the bodice, and boy is it big and shapeless!! I didn't pay much attention to it thru the whole construction process either, lol.

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Until I tried it on, after I completely finished the dress. Yes, I can go back and rip the seams apart to make it fit underneath the breast more better but @ this point….no!  Maybe later, when I can figure out exactly what to do. But for the time being , I ‘ll still kinda wear it…. lol.
Oh, and I’m not giving up on V8633 just yet, I do like the idea of trying it in yellow and black.
Til the next dilemma, lol
C-ya!!

11 comments

  1. Well we all know that wadders happen. Although the first didn't work out to your liking, I loved your color blocking. It's cool you used that in your next dress which turned out FABULOUS! Until you mentioned the bust snafu, I would have never noticed--it looks great (wink)!

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  2. Both of your styles are lovely, it takes a lot for me to step out of the box so I commend you for trying something different.

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  3. I recently have had the same sewing/fitting issues. I am still trying to make my dress work!

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  4. Thank you ladies for the confidence boost. Fitting is a major problem for me, I'm always stumped. Believe me this is not my 1st or last wadder.
    Wish there were classes near me, I'm still learning.

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  5. I love it - I am going to add your first Vogue pattern to my wish list. I don't think it's a wadder - it looks really very comfortable I have trouble getting waist/bodice bands straight - it's something I've been struggling with . . . but in reality I would WEAR both your dresses.

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  6. I think it looks wearble! A+ for effort for sure.

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  7. The color and styles are very flattering on you!

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  8. Wadders are very, very disapointing because of the time and money spent on them! However, you second dress is beautiful! Looks very nice on you and love the color combination!

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  9. Hey there! It will be so nice to see your posts again - you sew such pretty things. Looking forward to seeing your top designs. Please send me your email address so I can get you signed right up.

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  10. Actually, I have that first vogue pattern 8633, but I have not used it yet. I will make sure I do a muslin before I cut fabric! Your second try is beautiful. I see no flaws at all. Great job!!

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