Bet y'all thought I had forgotten how to sew, huh? Duncan's sleep patterns (or lack thereof) are starting to take their toll, but Tuesday night we had our sewing group so I finally got to finish my third Self-Imposed Sewing Club (SISC) project, Vogue 8603.
Gorgeous Fabrics. It is completely fabulous - soft with a nice stretch. The color is a heathered brown that varies from almost black to gold, making it a very versatile color. Although the polyester content made it a bit resistant to the iron, it sewed beautifully.
Threads quick lining method, where you edgestitch the facings onto the lining and treat them as a unit in construction. No floppy facings! The pattern didn't include a lining for the peplum in back, rather it instructed you to leave that section open and slipstitch the lining to the seam allowances around the gathered section. I didn't like that treatment at all, so I included the gathered section in the lining. The lining fabric is a floral printed acetate, again from Gorgeous Fabrics. I think it is too adorable.
Butterick skirt. I did hem the skirt by hand, but did a serger rolled hem on the lining. I love my serger!
When I finished cutting out the skirt I had a couple of fat quarter sized pieces left. It's such great fabric that I just couldn't throw it out. It turned out to be just enough to make a pair of wee man pants! I firmly believe one should cultivate a love for finer fabrics early.
sweater I knit him?
Next up in the SISC queue is Simplicity 2614 in a green and cream lawn from FFC. At the rate I'm going, I should have it ready say, by June?