So instead of showing you a finished garment, I have some generally poor photos of works-in-progress to share today. And a giveaway!!
I have been busily at work on my Weekend Wardrobe. The dress and blouse are the same, the top is just extended, so that makes it nicer to fit, but I'm still having some issues. It is too big through the shoulders and bust--this pattern is a 14, and so while it makes the pants fit nicely, I'm really a 12 on top. It shouldn't be too hard to fix, but I love where the end of the sleeve hits, so I don't want to mess that up. Ugh, fitting! It's so annoying!
Here's the dress:
Looks good! Yay! Right?
Nooooooo :( this is way too wide on top.
And here's the back, which has no darts, and clearly needs some.
Some exciting news: if you are interested in joining me in my quest to complete an entire wardrobe pattern, but don't have a wardrobe pattern of your own...
you are in luck!
Ashley from Craft Sanctuary was cleaning out her stash and generously offered to donate a few wardrobe patterns for a lovely Weekender Wardrobe giveaway.
Butterick 3054 in bust 30 1/2, McCalls 9290 in bust 31 1/2 (1968), and Simplicity 6853 in bust 36
Simplicity 5527 in bust 34 (1973), and McCall's 2415 in bust 32 1/2
People will stare at you enviously while you wear your groovy dress from 1970.
I can't help you achieve that glorious hair though! Maybe invest in a wind machine?
Doesn't she look fashionable and carefree?
These two sets of twins from 1974 look groovy in their coordinated outfits.
It must be nice to have someone to share patterns with--
I wonder if twins have to make all the same alterations?
And these quintuplets are definitely getting their money's worth from this pattern!
These are all rather small sizes, but remember--you can always grade a pattern up or down using Casey's wonderful and detailed tutorial, and I've heard positive things about using a photocopier as well!
One of the reasons I started blogging about my sewing projects (besides mooching advice from all you lovely people) is because of the great community it is! Thanks again (times one million) to Ashley for being amazing and helping me out with this giveaway.
All you need to do to win these five patterns is leave a comment below telling me where you think some of these fashionable ladies are going in their nice new handmade clothing!
I will end the contest Sunday, April 6 at 5:00 pm EST. The winner will be drawn randomly and I'll announce it here next week :)