Greetings fellow sewing fiends and friends! Hope you survived the long weekend that
was Thanksgivingakuh. Does the feasting ever end? To my great happiness and joy I spent
the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (my birthday..) sewing my Emery Dress!
(after managing to successfully grade the 6 waist to the 2 top...)
I would have liked the waist to have a bit more ease, see how it pulls when I twist?
I do appreciate a more comfy waistline, or perhaps I could lose an inch or two in that area?
If you were following along with the sewalong the last thing Christine demonstrated was adding
the lining. I found her tutorials very helpful! Especially the invisible zip one!
I think making the dress a tad bit above the knee modernizes it, as
does wearing grey feetless tights...
No, I will not show you my face, I will not. I was just traumatized by having
to retake my license picture, let me tell you friends.. it is not pretty.
But seriously, this is such an awesome pattern to sew together. Go Christine!!!I did not get
any shots of the inside stitching, but I really loved that the top was lined. And
pockets. Pockets are always a must!
To Sum It Up:
Fabric: 4 yards of Floral Printed Rayon from Fabric.com
22" invisible zip
Time sewing: a good 6 hours
Pattern adjustment: Graded top from size 2 to size 6 at waist, could use a bit more ease.
All together a joy to sew. Still not sure if darts are my style. I may revert to looser styles in future.
But for now, on to my jacket adventure!
All pictures were taken my the wonderful Will at his sweet mother's home in Carmel Valley.