Hello there! I have been busy sewing, but nothing is turning out. I am all set to start the Mini-Wardrobe contest over at Patternreview.com tomorrow, and am hoping my recent rash of wadders doesn't continue.
Here's my latest failure. It's skirt A from Vogue 8455, recently OOP. The problem with this pattern is that the front overlay rests atop a back overlay, and they both have pleats. I made view B a few years back and there was way too much bulk from having over and under pleats. For A, though, the pleats from the front and back overlay are in the same spot, so I thought I could stitch them together and cut down on bulk. Except with double fabric pleated at center front, I'm getting an 80's coo-lot effect. Blah! Plus this fabric has been in my stash for years and is not something I would gravitate to these days. It's that polyester peachskin stuff JoAnn's stocks every color of that I have learned the hard way to stay away from (resists ironing, puckers, and won't be steamed into shape.) Everything I've ever made with that stuff turns into a wadder, and this is no exception.
Grrr this pattern. It's being boxed up for Goodwill. Although maybe I'll just throw it away so it doesn't sucker anyone else into making an ugly skirt. If I was super ambitious I'd draft a smooth front skirt to sew the pleated overlay on top of. Na. Two wadders from one pattern is enough for me.
Okay, guess I'll go trace my Burda 9-2008-129 jacket to be all set for tomorrow. I hope you are all having gorgeous spring weather like we are here in Texas.