Friday, February 8, 2013

and, I thought I would be done with the Burda dress, but had to put the sewing aside for a few days to catch up on other stuff. I have the fit I want through the sleeve and sides, but still need to shorten the front neck line. I'm ripping out about 3/4 of the shoulder seam and taking off a half inch from the front neckline, and hopefully that will take care of it. I've also been sidetracked by this Alexander Wang twisted hem skirt.
This version was found at Nordstrom

Friday, February 1, 2013

Burda 7082

Making good progress with this - View A with the sleeves extended to full length (I really don't like 3/4 sleeves). So far not too many adjustments, but I am going slow and and documenting the tweaks - this is going to be a TNT!
After attaching the skirt, I can see I am going to need to shorten the vee edge of the top - about 1/2". What is weird is that the gather points are missing from the skirt front, and the sleeve only has 1 marker on the front to match seams. I also think I'll be grading the whole side seam to 3/4" - a size 8 would have been a perfect fit. Normally I need to shorten the distance to the waist - my back waist length is barely 15" - didn't do this and it hits me just right. Double checked the waistline marker on the skirt and it hits about 1/2" below the waistline seam. Will be getting this finished today or more likely tomorrow. While I was at JA's today - I got some new fabric to try for dyeing - lightweight 100% cotton jersey (no white, got light green) and 60% cotton 40% modal light weight jersey. Both of those are new fabrics and they didn't have all the colors in yet - although I'm only interested in the white/natural. I'm going to try over dyeing for the light green. Fabrics are getting the pre-dye wash right now.