Despite my lack of blogging, I have been sewing and getting things done. And I just can’t keep myself away from the blog…so here’s a quick recap of my month. A pictorial June review :)
I had my bridal shower! According to the game we played, I know nothing about Dan. Should probably work on that :) I also wore this dress to another family wedding.
Thanks to my Aunt Barb for the picture!
I made a maxi skirt. It is the Rene Maxi from Named. I couldn’t find any other reviews of this pattern online and it isn’t on their website for sale any longer, but it was a really easy pattern and fit wonderfully. I used a drapey rayon challis.
Made three new T-shirts from an adapted Plantain pattern by Deer & Doe. I’m loving this pattern – it fits great, is easily adaptable and is a quick sew (See versions 1 and 2). I had a bachelorette party in NYC…where a lot of this happened.
I made version A from the new Vogue 9006 using a J.Crew poly crepe from FabricMart. This pattern gets two thumbs-up. More detailed review to come.
We ‘renovated’ our roof deck, i.e. we bought fake grass and a plastic pool. It’s WONDERFUL!I made another bridesmaid robe – this one for my goddaughter and Jr. Bridesmaid. AND I learned that I won a recent giveaway on Madalynne for a white lace robe by Girl with a Serious Dream!! It’s beautiful and now I don’t have to make one for myself :) :) This is a good thing, I’m running out of time!
We finally hung up my thread holders and a bulletin board in the sewing studio using 3M strips we already had…should’a done this months ago…What I’m working on now: Vogue 1351. A relatively simple bias cut cowl neck dress using a silk crepe de chine.
This is my first bias cut garment and it’s going alright. I’ve got some puckering on the skirt side seams. It isn’t terrible puckering and some goes away when a body fills out the dress…but it’s still apparent, especially near the bottom of the skirt. I interfaced the other side seam which helped tremendously to insert the zipper and there is less puckering.
Is there a way to reduce the puckering? Should I unpick it and re-stitch the side? Should I add interfacing? Maybe once I put in the lining it will sit better? I know bias cut fabric will stretch especially at the hem, so I’ll let it hang before hemming. But should I let the side seams stretch out before sewing? Since the fabric will stretch downwards doesn’t this automatically add stress on the side seam and pull it down?
LAST, but not least, I had my thesis committee meeting which went well and if all goes according to plan, I’ll be graduating next summer! In order to get to that point, I’ll be very very busy in the lab. Which is fine with me – things have been working lately and it’ll be a race to the finish!
I guess it was a pretty busy June when I put it all together. Hope you’re all having nice summers (or winters for y’all in the other hemisphere).