I’ve been sewing madly to get up-to-date with Sunni’s Simplicity 1880 sewalong.
While I thought I would just plough through the instructions in my own way – I decided to actually get the point of the sewalong and well sew-along!
The results have been great, I’ve learnt some new tricks and my sewing is improving. I inserted the sleeve as per Sunni’s instructions – rather than sewing the sleeve seam and the bodice seam and then setting in the sleeve… you set in the sleeve flat – that is before you sew up the bodice side seam. You ease in the sleeve and sew it in to the notches – than sew up the sleeve seam, the bodice seam and then sew in the last bit of the sleeve under the arm.
Yes exactly – what??? Go and check out Sunni’s instructions – they are great.
I’m waiting on the collar instructions next!
So I am banging out this post before jumping in the car and heading to Sydney for five days. You might not hear from me other than the odd tweet if you follow me there…
Here is The Dress so far. I was worried about it looking a bit sweet and mumsy so I’m taking the bodice to Sydney with me for some ‘fancy-ing’ up. Watch this space. Perhaps a little bit of Scruffy Badger trimming may be in order!
It’s looking great so far!
Thank you – here’s hoping it continues to!
Pretty, pretty! Its hard to slow down and follow the tutorials, but I’ve learned some cool stuff, too.
Too true. In order to satisfy my sewing lust I have two projects on the go!
Ha! I did the same thing! A distractionary projecty!
So the leopard is not jealous? I’m tracing out Sewaholic Thurlows tonight…
I keep one eye on the leopard!
I’ll post the whippet over – they are not recommended around cats!
I will certainly try out that tutorial with the sleeves, looks like you’re really enjoying this make. Have a safe trip and enjoy Sydney!
It is fun it doesn’t feel quite so solo in the sewing room with me chatting away to the iPad, pincushion and machine!
It is coming along nicely! I love the fabric, as I probably said before. 😛 I tried the newly learnt sleeve method and really liked it actually. Although I had a dilemma and put them in wrong way round first. lol. Have a nice break!
I did that with the back yoke – probably the least complicated thing of all to get wrong!
I’m picturing this dress with a string of pearls…
yeah! I can even see a cute summer straw hat with it also! I look forward to seeing the pics when it is done!
At this rate you will have to start charging a stylist fee:-)
Wow you’ve made insane progress! And I’ve read online that this method of setting in a sleeve insures the best…something technical I cannot recall!!!! I think it was on Fashion Incubator whose blogger is in RTW.
And funnily enough it is so much easier to do than the usual method! It’s time for a sleeve revolution I say 🙂
Wow thanks for that Fashion Incubator tip! I just had a peek – will read more when I’m home from holidays – it looks great!
Wow–you’re doing so well! I really love that fabric. I’m going to get caught up this weekend for Pete’s sake. I hope you’re enjoying your trip!
Great trip so far. However in frustrated to wake up and find the collar tutorial is up. Not home for another 4 days!!