So this is my first post on the monthly stitch and my first time posting on wordpress in general, so I hope all goes well! My name is Kten, I post over at Jinx & Gunner, but somewhat recently in my my sewing blog perusal I came upon the monthly stitch and I knew I had to get on this boat! So here I am with contribution #1, Simplicity 1755:
I’ve had this fabric in the stash for a bit so I figured now would be the perfect time to get a snippin’. The fabric itself was mostly easy to work with, but I obviously wanted to make sure everything lined up properly. As you can see I almost succeeded, but somehow the horizontal center waist seam went off kilter. It was a big disappointment when I first realized, but now I’m over it. Egh, can’t win ’em all. If anyone calls me out on my mis-matched waist seam I’ll just call them out on being the jerk they are 😉
If you know this pattern, you may have noticed that this is not the skirt that comes with it. The actual skirt to the pattern is a full shirt with knife pleats to boot. I’ve seen many a super cute version on other peoples blogs, but I was worried all those knife pleats melding with my plaid fabric was going to make people motion sick when I walked toward them. So self drafted pencil skirt it was!
All in all I think it came together pretty well. If I make this dress again, which is highly likely, I think I might shorten the bodice by about a half inch. (If you zoom in on that back view picture you can see a little bunching. Erg.). Anyways, that’s about it but on the chance linings get you going, I’ll leave you with this one teaser:
Hope to chat again soon!