Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Daughter's Home or Vogue 8379

My daughter came home for the weekend. She lives in Ottawa where she works for the house of Commons on Parliament Hill. This is Tamara and the new addition to our family,VeeJey.It's hard to see him ,but he is a giant black ,lovable cat.

I've been sewing for Tamara for the past week. I finished V8379 which turned out very well we both think.

This dress is a perfect fit. I didn't altar the pattern at all. That's because Tam is young and everything is still where it should be.Oh! How I long for those precious days!!

I sewed this dress in a polyester knit which we bought at Fabricland in Ottawa.. It went together very well. I first serged all the pieces ,then I used a zigzag stitch 1.8 wide and 2.0 long to sew everything together.I interfaced the collar, the cuffs, and the top facings with fusiknit.( I use Fusiknit for practically everything. I just love it.) I didn't interface the bottom facings. I decided to use 1/4'' Steam-a-seam on the facings so they would stay put.That worked very well too.
Would I make this pattern again? I can't wait. Next week,when I'm finished Tamara's sewing, I'm making it for myself. I'll have to make a Full Bust Adjustment as I do on all my patterns cause the girls won't stop growing!

I'm also making this for my dear daughter :

which I've already made for myself. I used a heavy washed linen for both,mine in chocolate brown and Tamara's in red.I washed these linens in hot water and dried them in a hot dryer twice.I admit they did fade out a bit, but it was that ,or wrinkles.I chose what I thought was the lesser of two evils.

This is my finished coat.I'll post more pics on my Flickr site tonight.

This is where I'm at with Tamara's coat, but it fits well so far.


Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Diana, what a pretty daughter :) she looks just like you. Sounds like you are having a really nice visit.Her dress looks great on her and it is a perfect fit. I like the look of the jacket so far. Lucky you, you are getting some good quality sewing in :)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

oh...and I really like your jacket too. It almost looks like a corduroy? you said it's a heavy linen....very nicely done!

Cathi Twill said...

Hi Diana,
When you said you use steam-a-seam on the facings, whereabouts do you put it? I grew up handsewing my facings down on the cotton dresses I always made, but that seems not to work so well with slinkier fabrics. Thanks!

Sew Passionista said...

Hi Cathy, I'll respond here, then try to figure out how to E-mail you perhaps.
I apply the Steam-a-Seam to the edge of the facing.I also serge the edge before doing this. I hope that's cleare. Let me know if you read this
Thanks for your comment . I must have a look at your blog .