Without further ado.....Vogue 1027. I really like how this came out. While I originally planned this to be my test run, it is an actual, wearable FO. Originally, I wasn't sure about the Sicilian's choice in picking this fabric when we went to LA last month, but he really nailed it! I think it's very Tropical...(my co-worker among other "I Love Ray-J" watchers will understand this reference...don't spoil the ending, though - I have it taped to watch with my Sister tonight)....
As I mentioned in my previous post, this had a lot of firsts in sewing for me. This was my first go at pockets. It was a success. Even though a lot of people choice to omit this part of the pattern, I really love it. My hips sit a bit higher than where the pockets are, so it isn't really adding any bulk for me. I also made my first set of pleats for the bodice. Usually I pick patterns with gathers, but this was a nice change. The final, first is that this was a bias cut pattern, so I had to wait 24 hours to finish the hem, which I coverstitched on my BabyLock machine. The bias cut skirt has a lot of movement and I enjoyed throwing in a twirl as my co-worker Carol took snaps of me outside the office on break.
If I do make this one again, I'll go down one more size for the bodice portion and then elongate the bodice just a hair. I like the overall look, but for general shape preference, these tweaks would put it to the next level for me.
The only modifications I made were to fold over the waist ties in half (like many Pattern Reviewers mentioned before me) so the wrong side of the fabric won't show when folder. I also sewed the ties to the back instead of the front in order to allow some hanging on the ties. My ties were not long enough to wrap around my body twice. lol. Voila, a new FO!
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