Saturday, January 30, 2010

Vogue 1058 a Second Time& My Birthday Present

Well, it will be my birthday next week and my husband asked me what I wanted. I promptly replied:

"Nothing. I already have everything I want....Oh,wait, there is one thing...a subscription to the Web Tv Shows on Power Sewing!!!!"

So I'm enrolled and have watched a few episodes and I'm loving them! And Karla, at Power Sewing was such a sweetheart!

As for what I've been sewing, I made V1058 this week which happens to be one of Sandra's patterns.The fabric is a delicate rayon sweater knit and I do mean delicate!

Do I like it? Yes I do but what should have been an easy sew turned out to be a pain in the....!

I've made this before and it turned out fine except for the sleeves which were too short even for 3/4 ones.

So the first change I made was to cut the sleeves about 4" longer.

Then I decided that I would add a bust dart, just because. I closed the dart and opened it along the lower bodice and gathered a few inches.

This whole process turned out to be unnecessary because the bodice is a little big now

Other changes I made were to add a self facing to both upper and lower front and a more substantial one for the back neck. I also added 1.5"to the length of the cardi. I don't remember why!

Instead of using the tied closure I opted for a loop and button on the band which I overlapped since the bodice is a little too roomy.I like the effect.

This twin set is suppose to be part of my PARISwardrobe.Yes!That's right! We're going to Paris in September!Our dream vacation at last!But more about that another time.

So here it is for what it's worth. It didn't photograph well at all. It doesn't really look wrinkled like this.

This is not a flattering look fo r me. Maybe it can be worn with a summer dress or something.

More pics here.


Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I like that you turned this into a twinset. I looked at this pattern just the other day thinking I should use it...I am even more inspired to use it now!

gwensews said...

Even though you said it was a PITA, it turned out very well. Paris--wow! All that couture!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

That is a great birthday gift! I've been really enjoying the Power Sewing videos too. I just love watching Sandra and Ron together :)

Your top turned out really very nice. I like the fabric. I have this on my sooo long list too!

julia said...

What a great bday present!!! Enjoy!! I think your top looks great!