Monday, July 28, 2014

Simplicity 1878

Here it is! Last month I posted a dress project I was working on. I finished it a few weeks ago and got my mom to photograph it for me. Overall, I'm pleased with how it turned out. It fits loosely, but not too loose. I don't have a picture of it, but it has two darts in the back - one on either side of the zipper - which add some shaping.

I forgot to add inches when I was cutting it out, and so I just decided that it would have to be shortish. I plan to wear it with cardigans and tights or leggings in the winter, so it should be fine. I made the pattern sleeveless, as you can see, because I want to be able to layer sweaters over it, and when I tried it with one sleeve sewn on, the sweaters looked funny because of the bulkiness of the sleeve beneath. If I was only planning to have this as a warm weather dress, the sleeves would be nice. I liked the look of it either way. Another reason for not having sleeves is that my shoulders are on the larger side compared to the rest of my upper body measurements, and by not having sleeves, they are less confined,  and I didn't need to worry too much about fit. I did need to take in the sides under my arms when making it sleeveless, in order to make it fit a bit more snugly. No gaping armholes, please.

I had my mom take some pictures of clothing I've sewn over the past year, and it felt really strange to pose for pictures. It took a few tries until I felt comfortable-ish. I think this is why I haven't taken many pictures of my projects along the way. It just feels unnatural. Having some little ones posing with me was a fun way to make it feel a little more normal.

1 comment:

  1. So fun, Amy! The dress came out really cute- I like the idea of using it to layer. The kids (and you!) are looking great too!!!