Saturday, August 6, 2011
1958 McCall's: Not feelin' it
This is as far as I got on my dress in Nebraska. I also started putting the skirt lining together. I forgot about the need for an opening for the zipper and french seamed the skirt closed. I stopped after this discovery last night and woke up in the middle of the night to think about a solution (which is probably recutting it). I'm still excited for the dress, but am worried about the fit over the hips even though I spliced the pattern with my skirt sloper. I just have huge angular hips. I'm anticipating it being too small over the hips, aaaaaaaand it might only be a fast Sunday dress because the waist is my size when I wake up in the morning, not after any kind of meal.
So I got the bodice finished. I'm not happy with the yoke, and it's a lot fuller than the pattern makes it look, but here's hoping it works with the nipped in waist. The fabric frays like a mother and drives me nuts. I'm pretty over this dress right now which is super disappointing because I was so excited about it. BUT I don't believe in half finished projects cluttering up my life so I'll have it done before I go back to Cedar City, I promise! As for what to wear to church, I'll probs default to my 1940s summer dress with the incorrect shoulder alteration that chokes me but makes me look oh so slim and cute. Someday I will make a knockout perfect dress...someday.