Happy February lovely people!
This weekend I actually decided to get some of the sewing things out of my head. I organized some of my patterns, I organized the printed NewVintageLady repros I have in stock, I worked on another Frankenstein suit for Workshop 77, and I finally, finally started on the draping of a dress I've had in my head for weeks!
I wanted a dress that of course was challenging. The front bodice is all one piece. I've pleated it on the bias, slightly, so that it would have some give, but not be too twisty. The center line is on the grain.
My challenge came when I tried to put the pleats over the apex of the bust, which I deeded against. Why? Because I'm just too busty for that to work and don't want to have to fiddle too much with that pleat pointing out. Believe me, I thought about it long and hard, and with the detail I'm planning for the skirt, just the top of the bodice being pleated will work.
I'm happy with the progress and once I mark this I'll adjust it (especially the neckline area) and do a proper pattern mock up.
I even got the time to re-plant Fancy, my wax plant.
This weekend also involved curtains being made.
It's been fun being crafty :)
Okay, gotta get ready to take the pooch to the vet. I'll chat with you all later!