|Check out that breeze action!|
Even though I did a test run with some scrap fabrics, I wanted to make sure I got the proper fit before cutting into my (real fabric) a sheer silk cotton clipped voile. Yeah, a few months back my Mom and I went to MaryJo's in Gastonia, NC and I purchased this gorgeous fabric there. Check out the fabric:
|Love this fabric|
|trying to show slit in skirt|
Techniques: I sewed up using French Seams. Also, I did use bias tape for the hem to give a clean neat finish. Check it out:
|bias hem for a neat finish|
Sewing Issues: I was a little confused at first by the placket but after making the first test run with scrap fabric, I felt comfortable sewing it up again. Also, the shoulders were a little large and had to be cut down. I did find the waist was way too large and tapered down 2 sizes smaller, creating more of an hour glass shape instead of the boxy shape of the pattern. Of course, I did have to make an upper arm adjustment; which I thought was weird because the rest of the pattern was so large. Also, I shortened the sleeves by an 1" too. Normally I have to lengthen the torso, but not in this case.
Time: A few days to sew up once I adjusted the pattern pieces.
Over all View C is easy to sew up once you get the fit you want.
Lastly, I sewed up Simplicity 5259 (skirt) in a black cotton twill. I underlined the skirt with black bemberg. Yeah, I hand basted the rayon to the twill, then sewed up following directions. Changes: I added a silver exposed zipper and made a high waisted facing. Purchased bias tape for the Hong Kong seams. I love the front slit on this skirt.........and the cotton twill is very comfortable.
Fabric: cotton twill and for underlining Black Bemberg
|inside zipper and finished seams|
Techniques: Hong Kong seams. Hand basted lining to cotton twill then sewed up normally. Exposed silver zipper.
Time: A few days. Pretty easy once I got the correct fit with the changes I made to the original pattern.
I have already started to sew up the silk cotton voile blouse and am looking forward to wearing it............and showing it off!