Happy Birthday Mommie!
All updates are in italics..... I'm really proud of the progress I made in working to finish the projects that I started in 2012. And, now that I've made space in the sewing studio - I can start working on the next projects on my list.
* S1885 Dress - After the fiasco with the collar, I never picked this dress back up. I need to re-visit and see what needs to be done to complete it. 12/17: I also placed this project on the cutting table. I looked at it - I also need to finish the hem.I need to rip out the current collar - re-cut it and start fresh. Now, that I've finished the collar on the jacket - I see where I went wrong. 12/24: I ripped out the entire collar. I will re-cut the pieces and interfacing and start fresh. I went through the instruction sheet - and, I found the problem (**confusing instructions**). 12/25/12: Decided to use the pieces that I had and an add on piece that was missing. This is a sweatshirt alternative for the weekends.... The top of this dress is too big anyway - so, I took in about 4 inches in the collar by adding additional gathers in the front, sleeve cap, and back. I'm still having a hard time with the Simplicity instructions, so I may just do it the Vogue 8541 way - putting the interfacing on top, so that it will lay down. 12/29: Before going to work this morning (yes, on a Saturday) - I worked on the collar of this dress. I just need to finish the hem on this dress. 12/30: I finished the hem - and, this dress is finally FINISHED. I still need to write the review, but I probably won't get to that until next weekend.
* Print Dress from V1250 - make a decision on the hem, and move it from the UFO stack to the closet. 12/17: This project is laying on the cutting table. I will likely finish this one last - I'm not going to be able to wear it for awhile. 12/30: I wanted to finish the hem and be totally finished with this dress, but when I tried it on - it's a disaster. Okay, it might not be that bad. The top part fits great over my breasts. But, the rest of the dress hangs like a bag on my body. I tried to take it in an inch on each side - and, it's still super big and baggy. I'll probably wait until my mom comes in a few weeks and have her pin it on me (she used to sew when I was little). After trying to make this dress work for over an hour - I have decided that I need a dress form. This dress is an official Project-in-Progress.
* Pink & White Skirt V8541- re-cut missing piece and finish the skirt. 12/17: I took the fabric out and it's on the cutting table. I'll be able to cut the missing piece - one evening this week after work. 12/30: Since, I haven't gone back to this dress - I'll leave it off of my list for 2012. I only have part of it cut out. At least, this will be an easy project that can get my New Year of sewing off to a good start.
* Pink Jumpsuit NL6757 - I'm not going to be able to wear it, but I will be giving it to my mom. I meant to get her to try it on when she was here in November, but it completely slipped my mind. I still need to complete the finishing steps on the halter top, insert the zipper, and finish the hem. I won't be able to finish these things until she visits in January. 12/30: This is an official Project-in-Progress.