******** I HAVE SEWN SOMETHING NEW!!!! *************
I've stayed away from cross over style bodices since I'm a little busty. They always seem to gap open just when I don't need them. But I loved the gathered shoulders on this pattern and thought I would give it a try.
I liked this vintage pattern Butterick 6821, then I noticed that the Simplicity 3893 is pretty much the same pattern. I used the directions from both the patterns since both had great ideas. The bodice is frankenpatterned of both Butterick 6821 and Simplicity 3893. I used the McCall 7160 full circle skirt.
I sewed up a quick muslin with a yard of leftover fabric. Not making any changes to the pattern yet, I was worried it wouldn't fit me to be able to try on. But it worked out just fine.
I love the gathers on the shoulders.
I love the gathers at the shoulders.
The Butterick 6821 said to gather the shoulders and sew on twill tape. I preferred the Simplicity 3893 used two pieces of 1/4" elastic at each shoulder seam.
|Butterick 6821 McCall 7160|
|kimono style sleeve|
|McCall 7160 Full skirt|
I don't know if I mis-cut the skirt, but I ended up having to trim 3" off the center front & center back of the skirt. That was a hmmmmm moment but I made it work.
I just serged the hem and turned up the 3/8" and top - stitched. It's a little shorter than I like, but it does come to my knees.
Overall I am very happy with the dress. I'm thinking a maxi version will be in the works soon!
Are you proud of me for sewing up something new? I'm proud of me!
Until next time....................