After the striped shirtwaist debacle, I wanted a quick fix. I had already earmarked this lovely stretch cotton brocade, overprinted with huge splashy green roses, [The Textile Centre] for another V1312, and just rummaged in the black-and-white crate for some knit remnant to make the top. Voila!
Conveniently, this ticks the boxes for a couple of sewalongs, firstly this one
And secondly, The Sewing Place’s Stashbuster challenge.
Changes from last time- 3/4 sleeves, a little jiggery pokery to get all the pattern pieces for the skirt out of my limited yardage, rounded pockets [because I had to cut them from the scraps cut away for the neckline], sleeves and bodice cut a tiny bit narrower than before, and neckline cut the same but sewn with narrower seams to raise and bring in the bra-strap exposing width.
I don’t go into work until 12 on Mondays, and got this cut and sewn, all bar the hem and the waistline elastic, before 1130. About two and a half hours then, pretty fast!
After work, I turned and machined the hem, and did a naughty quick fix to add the waist elastic- vital to avoid a maternity look on this slightly high waisted and voluminous garment. The bodice is double, and after turning the neckline through, I basted it and made up the 2 layers as one- then I remembered that version one had been constructed more or less as per instructions, ie with bodice and lining constructed and seamed separately. Because of that, I’d been able to slip my loop of wide elastic between the layers, butt it up against the waist seam, and just stitch down above it to make a casing. This time I had to be naughty and cut slits in the lining either side of the overlocked seams, and thread the laccy through.
I LOVES IT MY PRECIOUSES! Can you tell?
Sun in my eyes or what? [And can you see Oscar having a photo-poo-bomb behind me?]
By the way, I found this little article about Lynn Mizono, seems she’s not into colour- I wonder if she’d hate this? lol