Saturday, January 14, 2012

Finally. Some Progress

I cut out BWOF 11-2008-133 last Sunday night, but I didn't get around to working on it until today. I've finally begun stitching it together and so far it's going well.

We had a little cold snap here this past week. We even got some snow Wednesday night. The lower temps really have me wanting to get this dress finished so I can wear it. Between the high collar and the beefy knit fabric I'm using, I think this dress will be quite warm and comfortable. I can't wait to find out.

I wanted to share a photo of the front pattern piece. This shape is very unusual- different from anything I've worked with before.
Once the pleats are folded, the neckline/shoulder area should fall into place and look more like what I expect a dress to look like.

Sigh... I still need to mark my pleats.

I'm off to sew some more. Does anybody else have big sewing plans this weekend?


Sherril said...

That is a very strange looking pattern piece. I looking forward to seeing how this one looks made up because it's one that comes in my size and I think I want to make it as well. Enjoy your sewing weekend. I'm cutting out a few pair of pants today so I can sew the rest of the weekend.

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LinB said...

Had to scroll down to remind myself of how in the heck that pattern piece would go together -- there's another piece that will fill in the gap, and yet another that will make the sleeve big enough for a human arm. What a weird puzzle this looks, and such fun to put together. At first I thought, "Oh, the longer leg gathers into the short, straight edge. That's going to look odd." Don't sew it that way. It won't fit.