Thursday, July 2, 2009

Simplicity 2922 Take Two

I think I got all the kinks out of the pattern. I wanted to do another test before cutting into my silk. The weight and drape is similar to this polyester (?) gauze. It was one of those donated fabrics so I wasn't worried if I destroyed it. It's not particularly fantastic. And the color is exactly the same as surgical scrubs. I only had enough to do the tunic length but I'm only worried about the shoulder area anyway so that's okay. The only thing different from the red dress is that I topstitched the yokes.


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I can't ever hear when my new camera clicks. This time I was turning around as the self-timer was doing it's job. Whoops.


Look away pattern drafters. I don't know what I'm doing. This may look ugly to you but it worked. To remove the gathers in the back I made three slits in the tissue and overlapped it until the notches matched.



Here you can see the bodice and the bottom piece together.



This is really a simple pattern. I added the neck band to the top of the bodice piece for the red dress and didn't change that technique for this version. There are only four pieces for the whole tunic/dress: bodice front, bodice back, lower front, and lower back. Waaaaay easy and no fitting issues because it's a loose and easy pattern. I'll post a proper review later on Pattern Review. I plan to cut into the silk Monday or Tuesday. I have to run eight miles tomorrow morning and then we are going boating/fishing/camping. We'll be back late Sunday and we'll have to unpack. Kristine, this is your chance.

15 comments:

Kristine said...

At this rate, you'll still beat me (my Burda is MIA)! Great top, I love that you can just dive into pattern modification like that (I'm such a chicken)! Have a great 4th, and we'll catch up soon!

Myra said...

That came out nice for a try-out. You can use it anyways.

angie.a said...

I've too much boobage for this pattern probably. That's also probably why my last BWOF didn't work out. Damn boobs always gettin in my way and screwin up my sewing. But it looks super cute on you!!

gwensews said...

You did a great job modifying that pattern. Very nice.

seemommysew said...

Very cute! I need to remember this pattern when they go on sale again.

Sew-Ann said...

The green is really pretty. My pattern drafting is very messy. I'm a work in progress. Love the imperfections.

Kathy said...

Did I hear right? you are going to run eight miles tomorrow? Girl after my own heart! you sew and run. You go girl!!!

eword10 said...

Darn! I can't see the pictures for some strange reason. I'll try again later.

Tory said...

I can't see the pics either!

Bunny said...

I can't see the pics either, just little rectangles. zup?

Rachel said...

Oh No!! I can't see the pics.

Salinda said...

Wow! You've really figured out the alterations you need to make it work.

Lisa said...

That is a really lovely top , I would be so pleased with it . I love the colour on you.

Julia said...

Great top!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I love your blog. After 35 years of sewing for little people, you and Bunny (la sewista) have inspired me to sew for myself. I'm a total addict now, having just finished a blouse. I want to be buried in it, remarried in it (if that need should ever arise), sleep in it, wear it every day. I'm that tickled with my results! Keep on inspiring us all!

Cissie