I made the Jasper sweater 2 weeks ago and I loved it! Now time for the dress!
I wore it twice. Literally. By the end of the second wearing the fabric looked like a cat had used it as a scratching post on the side where my purse and arm had rubbed against the body. I was so bummed! Especially since it was over $10 a yard. (Joann's -- beware!) Now it will be my camping jasper. So what's a girl to do? I made another of course. The Jasper dress this time.
|See my "design feature"?|
I made the size 6 again. I was afraid it might be too short but I think it will be fine with tights and boots.
|Beautiful welt, what is wrong?|
I did a beautiful job on the welts. Only to discover I had attached them to the pocket lining instead of the dress front. Oh no! I had no more fabric to cut another. I decided to put the whole pocket OUTSIDE of the dress. My design feature!
|Hidden pocket now sort of a kangaroo pocket!|
Not sure why the close ups appear black. Fabric is dark blue. I just realized I did not add the collar tab, I like it better without on this version. Just like with the sweater, I made the sleeves and cuffs slimmer by 5/8", I also sewed the back princess seams about 1/4" deeper from underarm to waist
|Pocket design feature put to use!|
|Princess seams make for a nice fit|
Not sure if I made a cutting error or not, but the hem band was too short in the back. I tried pressing it to release the gathers, but it appeared to stretch out the band. It is in the washer now, hoping it springs back in shape!
|Back, you can see the stretched hem band|
I will be making at least one more, because I have to try out the hood version!
On another note, today is my middle daughter's
30th birthday. I made her a True Bias Ogden Cami.
|True Bias Ogden Cami|
I lengthened it by 6" and fully lined it. I also used sliding bra closures so that the straps would be adjustable.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely week!
And if you can't sew
Count your blessings
|What a difference a year can make!|