I've been meaning to make BWOF 09-2007-117 ever since I saw Christina's version. So pretty! I'm sort of glad I held off though, since now, my sewing skills are (slightly) better, and stuff I make aren't automatically wadders.
Without further ado - the dress!!! Can I just rave about this dress a bit? I love this dress! It makes me look thinner, taller, and is so perfect in every way. (I do need to iron this dress.)
The back - it looks like there's a lot of puddling at the waist - but there isn't that much really.
This pattern was actually fairly easy to make - or atleast, not completely head-scratching in every way. It was good that so many people on PR had made it before me, I had lots of reference material.
Immediately after, flushed with the success of this dress, I jumped into my first ever jacket - Simplicity 3631. And I have to say, I'm so grateful for Isabelle's review.
I wasn't as meticulous as Isabelle, of course, who lined her jacket. However, I totally stole the cuffs idea, which is good, cause honestly, I attached the bat sleeves, took a look, and almost abandoned the project. In the end though, I think this jacket came out ok and wearable.
Apart from first jacket, this was also, first buttonhole. Scary beforehand, and yet, not that big a deal in the end.
(Close up of the cuff - so cool. Thanks, Isabelle!)
That's a very productive few days of sewing! Woo hoo!
And last - here's a photo of my expression (ok, staged) when my photographer (aka kid brother) actually liked my green dress. He NEVER likes any of my sewing - so, a compliment from him is a rare thing!)