Summer 6PAC startedPosted: June 29, 2012 Filed under: Dressmaking, Fabric, Vogue Patterns | Tags: donna karan, Dressmaking, Dressmaking markers, Fabric, Summer 6PAC 2012, Vogue 5 Comments
I am still busy with client sewing but have managed my 30 minute slot at the end of most days this week. I wanted to make a start on the Summer 6PAC (which you will remember I have been over planning for weeks) and rather than one of the useful basics I have jumped straight in with what should be ‘the linking print dress’.
I bought Vogue 1287 in my last batch pattern purchase. I still prefer to make my own patterns – it is often easier than making all the alterations necessary to fit my figure. However, with the memory of the successful Vena Cava design I decided to go right in with this Donna Karan dress.
I really wanted to use my viscose snakeskin jersey for this. I have a mental image that says this should be a winner. And if we ever get any warm weather I know from my experience in Portugal that this fabric is wonderfully comfortable and cool to wear.The pattern seemed like it would accommodate my ‘assets’ without too much messing around so I used one after work slot to prepare the pattern, one to cut out the fabric, and the next to make all the pattern markings. That session took a bit more than 30 minutes. Does anyone else hate this process?
I have to say that having started the sewing process today those marks are really necessary! I have the bodice and skirt finished now and just need to link the two together with the waist band. I hope to get this done over the weekend so I can get on with other work on Monday. Bus mans holiday anyone?
I promised to get a picture of the Management wearing his shirt – and we had an evening out to the theater last saturday when he wore it. I hope you like the grave stones as background!
Ah, he looks fab! Hope you had a fun evening. Am hoping this morning to start cutting out a dress pattern…it´s a new one for me (one of these Simplicity – I think – Perfect Fit) which should allow me to manage my “assets” (love the way you put that)! Am still not really confident enough to make my own patterns.
Love the shirt as well as the back ground theme. My husband would have asked if I were planning something!!!!!
I hadn’t thought of that at all! We just happened to be in a lovely square in Birmingham and I thought how ‘right’ the location was. But now you mention it …..
Your husband’s shirt looks terrific on! I really love that Vogue pattern you have chosen. Such a flattering and feminine design. She really knows how to dress to enhance a woman’s curves, doesn’t she?
love the skull shirt – glad he liked it – I have to still finish my last two shirts – I think we have rain all weekend, so might be an opportunity for me.