Any of you fine ladies joining in?
When I've had the opportunity, I have been working on my 1940 Simplicity dress but it's not quite turning out how I imagined. Here's a link to the first muslin. This is what happens when you add extra things into the mix. I'm wondering if I should just scrap this dress and start over or maybe I should just continue it for the learning experience but I'm not that happy with all the "poof". Difficult decision. I think if I do scrap, I may not actually do this pattern again.
My problem is the piping, I thought this would be a great extra touch to accent the front blouse but I didn't foresee extra tucks to the corners that are unavoidable. I think it just adds "to the pucker effect". The original pattern didn't having the piping in it (now I understand why). So besides the extra pleats the pattern calls for in the bust area I also have an extra bit of "poof" to the corners because of the piping. The reason for this is that this pattern called for the collar area to have an outward flap so the piping had to be adjusted to compensate for this. It might turn out better as I progress but I'm not the most happy with this outfit at the moment. Also, I am now having to separate it into a top and skirt due to pattern alternations.
Here's some WIP pictures..
I haven't quite stitched down the right side so the piping isn't flush yet.
Here's the pattern below:
The poof is a killer! lol I might just look better with the sleeves and actually on and tucking it under the piping a bit.
I'm taking a break from this pattern and going to try the Sew For Victory, even though I normally do like to complete one pattern at a time.
Are any of you planning to join Sew For Victory?
Next post, I'll share my pattern and fabric ideas for Sew For Victory. I just found both the pattern and the fabric but the fabric is cutting it awful close in amount needed, no pun intended. Hope it works! Going for the 1942 look.