I bought this pattern because the bodice had bust darts and darts that radiated from the waist to the bust. I have lots of problems getting the back bodice to fit due to a swayback combine with a short upper back and narrow back. I tried several patterns and I always get frustated and walk away. I am here to tell you I have a new attitude, thanks to Sheila.
I made a muslin and the center front and center back lenght was too long. I decreased the lenght and its ok; I will continue to work with this pattern until I get it right.
I did not use the skirt that came with the pattern instead I use M5390 my TNT skirt pattern with a few pleats. S1873 skirt require a bit of pleating and it was too much fabric and pleats for my wide hips
Fabric: a medium weight linen. This fabric has been in my collection for a couple of years. I don't lke the flower near my bust.. oh well moving alongggggg.
the pattern instructs you to line the bodice; I underlined and lined the bodice. The instructions providing on the pattern guidesheets were a bit confusing, in the end I made it work. Once the lining was attached I was not happy with all the hand stiching required to hem the lining to the waist of the dress and I decide to take to remove lining. I tried the dress on before removing the lining and the bodice with the lining feels great next to my skin. I will not remove the lining.
Please forgive the wrinkles, believe me I press the fabric before cutting the dress out and during the construction of the dress. Once the dress is completed I will post better photos.
Yesterday I met the fabulous Sheila and Rosie. Sheila and I met in Manhattan, NY and later on we went to Rosie's home for lunch. Rosie ...
This is my last skirt in the Carnival Of Skirts series. Enjoy.
The jacket is doneeeeeee . I spent a lot of time on this jacket and made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot. The most important lesson I...