Wednesday, 2 May 2012

WIP: Vintage Simplicity 3222 Bodice & Facings.

Ta-da!  My bodice looks like a bat.

I did some catch up sewing on Sunday and finished off all the darts. Now you know why I line my dresses... look at how ugly my darts are! I should start tying them off like "the book" says to do, but I do dodgy back stitching. Can't wait till I upgrade to a fancier machine that does that tie off stitch, a girl can dream.

At my weekly sewing class, I stitched the raglan sleeves on to the bodice, then sewed the front and back together at the shoulders. I had my teacher's help with the neck facing.

When I put the neck facing on my hot pink version, it didn't "fit" and as a result, there were little bumps and folds on the neck.

To sew the facing onto the neck, I had to pin and sew the two sides first, then pin the centre, then sew. Teacher pinned it for me. She's a champ. Those instructions make no sense to me. I did my best to sew it. Because the neckline has that cute step on either side of the front, it made things tricky...

I trimmed my seam allowance and clipped the curves. Next week will be the big unveiling... when we turn the facings out to the right side! Nervously looking forward to it!

So far, there has already been great improvements on this dress - the skirt was shortened correctly so it will actually be a pencil skirt! And the facing and neck matched up well, no lumps or bumps.

I wonder how we will take in the bodice at the back. I had to take the pink dress in about 2 inches at the back/shoulders. I have small bust, small back and the pattern is a size too big at the bust.

I don't think I will make this bodice again, too much screwing around... can't wait to finish this one though, if I finish it in May, I can wear it for MMM'12!

Speaking of, it's day 2 of May in Australia, and I have worn hand mades on both days to work.

I have tweeted my photos on Twitter with the hashtag #MMM12 .. hrm it seems MMM12 also stands for "May Mainframe Madness 2012" - what is that?! Hahaha!

You can just follow me on Twitter then :)

Till next post... <3 Neeno


  1. Ooh, this is coming together nicely! :)

  2. This looks great, good luck with it and I can't wait to see your finished dress! XxxX


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