Sloper is such a silly word, conclusion.

Tonight its 'Everything That Happens Will Happen Today', by David Byrne. He's awesome.

Oh.
My.
Goodness.

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!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your successful sloper! That vintage sleeve pattern is fantastic, btw.

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  2. Loving the sleeve pattern! Good find!

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  3. DuBarry 1785 is TDF!!!! Love.

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