08 Oct Vogue 9017 and Butterick 4856
Greetings from Talbots 😉
Hmmm…… my last two garments have turned out rather so-s0.
Contrary to most of the clothes I’ve sewn during the last year, my life is not an endless parade of beach vacations and parties. (Such a pity!)
Let’s look at the latest. My pattern is Vogue 9017.
I am trying to remedy my lack of everyday clothes with a few practical choices, and selected a gray ponte knit from Mood Fabrics.
I could not pass up the interesting lines found in the sketch of Vogue 9017, a pattern designed for woven fabrics and stable knits.
I particularly like the raised and curved waistline,
and slim silhouette!
Since all knits behave differently, I rarely make a muslin for knit clothing and did not make one for this dress. I adjusted the bodice length on all of the pattern pieces and fit myself as I went along. Rarely do I experience an issue free sewing project, but the pattern is well-drafted, and the ponte sewed very nicely.
To give the dress a sportier appearance I shortened the sleeves and used a contemporary zipper.
Once again I turned to the free Craftsy Mastering Zipper Techniques Class for zipper guidance, and am pleased with the result!
But overall, my dress is rather lackluster.
Below is the garment I completed last week.
The pattern is Butterick 4856, which is out of print. Continuing on my tunic quest, I used a cotton voile from Mood Fabrics. Fall colors in a lightweight fabric seemed perfect to me. The tunic had a nice drape until I sewed a heavier band around the bottom. I also believe I should have added a black trim around the neckline rather than gold studs.
Here I am at a football game.
As much as I want to sew wardrobe staples, I’m finding the goal difficult to reach with pizzazz.
But I’m not giving up!
Until soon 🙂