I took a lil break from sewing, but I'm happy to be back!! Life handed me a few lemons. And not only did I make lemonade, I made a few cocktails as well. So despite the challenges, I'm still all smiles!
I decided to get back into the swing of things by joining the #SewBlueFebruary challenge with my other Sewcialists
. In order to get back into the groove, I chose McCall's Patter 6801, the same pattern I used for my first dress! I didn't want to do the gathering on this dress because of the fabric I used, and I like how it turned out.
(I need a blogger posing class...why am I holding my side??)
And of course, I learned a lesson along the way...
Sewcial Etiquette Lesson #11:
Size matters, and there are easy ways to get the perfect fit
Typically when I'm making a garment, I'll cut the size that fits me overall and then make alterations when I'm done.
Loves, I know you can definitely relate to being different sizes on different parts of your body. I have small hips and a lil booty, but my cups runneth over.
Not only would it take a long time for me to make alterations, especially as a newbie sewist. But I'd mess up as well, and it would be so frustrating.
For this project, I decided to cut the pattern pieces to fit my size before I began sewing.
And by golly, it worked!!
When I got to the waist, I began cutting the smaller size. Once I sewed everything together and tried it on, it was like butter! The dress fit my bigger curves AND my smaller curves...
AND I DIDN'T HAVE TO MAKE ANY ALTERATIONS!!!
Why haven't I been doing this FOREVAH????
My whole world has changed...
Yep, this will totally be my process from this moment on.
(I know I'm late, but I'm also new to this....give me a break haha)
What other tips can you share for altering clothes to fit your lovely lady lumps? Or your height? Or whatever you're working with?
The Sewcialite Was Seen Wearing...
McCall's Pattern 6801
Fabric via Gail K. Fabrics
Michael Kors watch
Monserat De Lucca measuring tape bracelet
Steve Madden shoes
P.S. Can I just say I'm so glad to be back? I've missed all 5 of the people that read this blog!
P.S.S. This Sewcial Butterfly is also joining Craft Frenzy Friday
as well!! Be sure to visit!
Labels: McCall's, Sewcial Butterfly, Sewcial Etiquette