So as a Valentines day/tax return present, I ordered a new pair of apron brooches from Raymond's Quiet Press. I have been eying them for a long while, and now the precious shall be mine. Of course this translates into my brain as a reason to make a new dress.
I just so happened to have this lovely black wool.
I wash all my fabric with few exceptions. There was some shrinkage, but nothing I was really worried about.
|Hedby Style Layout|
So now the question is how do I fix this? I didn't want to chop the remaining wool into bits, and I didn't want to use my old Tried & True pattern because I wanted this to be a three panel dress. My intent with the three panel dress was to use a gusset at the center back seam, because I have and hourglass figure with full hips, and a large bust. Without a little definition at the waist I start looking pretty boxy. So I had to do some reconfiguring on my old pattern.
|Tried & True Pattern|
|Reconfigured Three Panel Apron Dress|
I cut the body panels to a 1/3 my underbust + ease and seam allowance. I didn't account for the stretch of my wool. . . but we'll get to that in a moment.
Yeah. I am a messy costumer.
Oh my there is a floor under all that crap.
Where is all this stuff going to go?
Oh my goodness look at all the organized little boxes!
Oh the joy of having space for all the machines to sit out at the same time.
Let me introduce you to my my new friend, this is Lapis LaSteamy. This is my first brand new iron, and my first Rowenta. I loves her.
Pass two, sew the other side of the gore again keeping the tip of the gore free.
Well that's all for now. More sewing tonight. . . weaving first.
Wait did I say weaving?