Thursday, February 28, 2013

final - figgy's patterns - scirocco

clearly, all of my grand (delusions) plans to document my progess on this garment have failed...  since i finished the dress about a week ago...  *sad trombone*  i've also been really busy with work and paloma's birthday is this weekend.... lots of prep for the soon to be 10 year old's b'day party...  (help.me.)

re:  cutting...


i think i've mentioned before that cats do not make good pattern weights...  you should believe me.  (my) cats won't, but you should....  it took me about two hours to cut this out (cat notwithstanding), but only because i decided (*cough*forgot to buy lining*cough*) to have contrast panels and lining (see pink and peach fabrics)...  

re: sewing...



this would probably be a challenging pattern even for an intermediate sewer, but if you just take it slow and read the directions, i think you'll find your way...

the trickiest part is definitely the bodice, where you turn the lining...  again, if you follow the directions, you'll figure it out....

"16.  Right sides facing, align the inner shoulder seams and stitch.  Press the seam open."  (then you pull the shoulder seams thru the opening at the waist and stitch the outer shoulder seams...  this sounds more complicated than it is...  really.)



"18.  Right sides facing, place the inner and outer shoulder seams on top of each other.  Pin and stitch the remaining seam opening along the armhole and neckline, which avoids topstitching."


after the bodice, the skirt is a breeze, especially if you take my advice and notch the patterns so you know which one is which....  then, TA-DA!!!  *insertsnoopydance* (not optional)


so, yeah....  i always forget how tall Paloma is....  it's more of a long flouncy shirt than a dress....  but, she loves it and that's all that matters to me....  i can't wait for summer so she can actually use it....  she spent the coooold chilly day in this outfit with a sweater and long socks...  she dinna wanna take it off...  :)


 




ennyhooo.....  happy thursday!  thanks for coming by and reading!!  



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4 comments:

WendyInMotion said...

Okay what size is it and how much are you selling it for on etsy? :) I want!!! So cute! :)

geraly unite-o'day said...

ha! it's a girls size 8/9. i can definitely make another one - not sure i could size it up for an adult though! :)

Laura said...

So cute!

I made that dress in a size 18mo and size 6.... It's super fun! Sewing the straps together was the hardest part for me... Took a lot of thinking! But it wasn't hard once I figured it out!

geraly unite-o'day said...

hi laura! those dresses you made must look so cute in those sizes! will have to try it out! thanks for stopping by and taking time to read and comment!

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