It has been several days since my last post. I would love to say that I have been a whirling dervish, sewing and creating, but the reality is that I have been down for a few days with what I call a “moving around headache”. Weird name I know, but I call it this because with every slight movement I make, it causes a sharp acute pain to my head. Not fun. So I spent most of my time sleeping. No whirling for me.
Anyway, I had intended to put this little green number up on the Sew Weekly website for the St. Patrick’s/ Green Challenge. Unfortunately I missed the deadline. I purchased this pattern a while back off of Etsy. This is my second attempt at sewing a wiggle dress from this pattern. My first attempt ended up in the circular file (waste basket). I had to grade the pattern in order to get it in the neighborhood of my proportions, which I have never done before. Threads magazine has a really helpful step-by-step tutorial on grading a sewing pattern.
I am unsure if this McCall’s pattern is actually the “best” wiggle dress pattern for my particular shape. I feel as though it makes me appear a little thick on top and not in a good way, if you know what I mean!
It’s been raining cats and dogs here in Northern California, so here I have an umbrella. And also just so you know, the hem is pinned up, so I guess this is considered a UFO until it actually is finished!
So this next picture supports my observation of it raining Cats and Dogs. There’s a dog here! It fell from the sky! REALLY!
No make-up or pretty shoes here,I’m just au naturel.
I definitely had some fit issues with this pattern. I was also not crazy about my fabric choice. This green fabric was something I found on the Joann’s discount shelf without any identifiable information as to it’s fiber content. It’s silky to the touch, but I am sure that it is synthetic and not silk. It was hard to press, and very hard to work with.
I guess, I could look at it like a muslin or a toile and chalk it up to ANOTHER learning experience!
Anyway, until next time.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day