This was the most wonderful sewing exercise I've ever done!
My slopers turned out fantastic! I'm so happy. I made 9 pieces; two bodice fronts with different dart placements, two hip length bodice fronts, two corresponding back pieces, a skirt front and back, and a sleeve.
Sure there are some minor tweaks that need to be done, like I need to reposition the bust dart on the under bust slopers, but I am overwhelmingly pleased with this project.
The neckline is perfect. Not like, "I need to adjust it some and it will be great."
I mean perfect!
That was my main concern, the neck and shoulders and those are the best fitting parts. The upper bust and armholes fit like a dream. Im thrilled.
I don't have pictures of me in said sloper because I was in my skivvies while I was trying it on, so, um, no pics of that.
The first attempt at the sleeve (pictured) was a complete disaster, but that was my fault. I followed this tutorial (which is great) to make the sleeve sloper, but where it recommends how much ease to add on the arm, I added the max of 3", which should have been a red flag in my brain. You can see all the extra ease at the top where its sewn to the bodice, ew.
Don't worry. I fixed it with a much more precise sleeve that I just finished.
This ends my worry that Onda was smaller than me. Nope, we are right on track. *whew* She said we were the same size, but I didn't listen.
I'm really happy with this and now I just want to remake all my dresses. Oh! The fun of deciding how much ease I'm gonna put in my garments! Squeeeee! Its like a puzzle and I LOVE puzzles.
On another note, I'm sure you all are glad that Make & Mend Month is extended through August. I hope this will motivate people who didn't join earlier to join now and get some stuff fixed!
I'm excited to get craftier and see what else I can do. I still have to finish that cloche I drafted, and the make something for someone else. I have a day dress in my head that I want to make.
Or, perhaps Ill make something from last month's pattern acquisitions. The beauty of buying for my etsy store is that I often get to keep the patterns I really like.
Only a few this month, because I cut back on spending. But this August I have a bit of extra cash and oh, I'm gonna treat myself.
Yay patterns and yay slopers!