Happy Fall Everyone! I do SO love fall, except for the new (for me) fall allergies. So not fun!
I finally got photos taken of the next part of the mini wardrobe I showed last time!
For the fourth piece I made with the light taupe rayon knit, I used my SFD bodice sloper. I moved the bust dart to the neckline and opened seven darts in a sunburst effect that I first read about in the Oct/Nov. 2006 issue of Vogue Patterns magazine,Here is the article
and here is my pattern piece. I guess I wouldn't need to have sliced my neckline in all those places. One opening would do the same thing. You measure the width of your bust dart and make your darts equal to that width. My dart is 3" so I made three darts (on each side ) 3/4' darts and one in the middle that was shared by both sides
I drew my outfit idea before I started to cut out and sew . I find this really helpful when I'm designing my own pieces and drafting my own patterns .My idea was inspired by this Claire Underwood dress from Season 4 of House of Cards.
Here I styled it with a self made necklace that I love.
The skirt was made using my SFD skirt sloper, I changed it to A line . For the skirt front I cut two side panels and a center panel . I then cut the side panels to form a rather low set pocket with a pocket band ..
And here is the skirt.
I sewed buttons on the pocket bands to highlight the pockets. I sewed an exposed zipper to the back which I love.
The skirt fabric is stretch cotton poplin.
My husband snapped the photos just before I left for a retired teachers' meeting. .
I forgot to get one with the long cardi over it!
Well, I have two more outfits to show you where I experimented moving the bust dart . I'm quite over that now and am anxious to sew something more important. like maybe finishing a moto jacket I started two years ago.
Until next time,