Did you feel it?? The earthquake in Melbourne?
I didn't. I was at sewing class and nobody felt it. We only knew there was an earthquake because one of the girls got a call from her hubby asking if we were alright.
I don't think I would've felt anything because I was concentrating that hard on the careful placement of my pattern pieces and measuring my grainlines. I get really OCD about my grainlines.
This fabric was purchased last year, purchased at full price because of my FOMO (fear of missing out). I fell in love with the fabric when I saw it pinned as a dress on to a mannequin. It looked so beautiful, I had to have it and didn't want to risk it selling out, so I paid full price. Few weeks later I heard it was half off. Zz.
1.4m is such a random length to buy, I'm not sure what I had originally planned for the fabric, but it never happened and it's been sitting in my fabric box for the last six months, waiting to be picked for a special project. The time has finally come!
From memory, it's linen blend (oh hey, my memory is quite good, here's the blog post about that fabric purchase, and I bought it for the V8511).
It's 55% linen, 45% rayon.
It was a tight squeeze but I managed (with the help of my teacher) to fit all the pieces on to 1.4m of fabric when the pattern called for 1.55m. Too good!
|Directional fabric... hope it's the right way!|
The skirt is a full gathered skirt. I could've cut out rectangles like I usually do, but hey I paid a full $1.99 for the pattern so I'm gonna make the most of it!!! :P
The bodice only takes about 25cm of fabric! Nuts!
The bodice will be double lined though. I bought 1.8m of the good lining (sunsilky) - 0.5m for bodice, 1.3m for the skirt.
Other notions: thread, polyboning, interfacing, zipper.
We tried my muslin on and teacher says it fits but may need to let out the waist.
It's an 8 waist so I know it should fit, but I'm concerned because it has no straps to hold it up it might be loose and I don't really have much bust to hold it up!
We cut a size 6 bust. We went by the finished measurements. I reckon I could've got away with a 4 bust, but then again I don't want no side-boob-muffin-top situation. I'll leave it with my teacher to fit me.
I'll be cutting out the lining at home and next week we will do a second fitting with the boning inserted.
I made a lot of progress tonight at class. I ironed my fabric, traced my skirt pattern, cut my fabric and ironed on all my interfacing.
Originally, I was going to make the dress with silk dupioni or some kind of evening fabric, but sadly I don't have any events coming up to wear the dress to. I'll definitely get a lot of wear out of it in this floral linen though. I love floral! So far, every single garment I have made at class is floral!
|New Look 6936|
|Vintage Simplicity 3222|
I am obsessed with florals!
I only have one more class for this term, then I'm on break for 3 weeks! Really keen to start sewing this baby up, finish it in time for spring and Spring Racing Carnival!
So that's it for tonight, I'm off to watch another episode of Breaking Bad. I got through 3 season in 7 days!
I am determined to finish season 4 this week. Breaking Bad has me craving fried chicken every day.
Is Los Pollos Hermanos even a real restaurant? I wanna go there!