(lots of pictures incoming).
Patterns For Pirates ~ Boundless Dress
Size: Straight size Large even though my hips are an XL (I was lazy that day)
Adjustments: Raised the back neck by 3” The pattern has a low scoop back and this just isn’t my thing.
I also made a 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment. I used the Tank, empire option, with pockets!
Fabric: I got this luscious Double Brushed Polyester from an Auction box at Knitpop. It worked out great! I’m not sure if I had 2 yards or 2.5 yards or 3 yards. Sorry, I didn’t measure I was just so excited to sew it up.
Thoughts: Love, love, love. I wasn’t sure I would like it and didn’t by the pattern for the longest time. But I do love it! Next time I make this I’ll sew with 1/4” Seam Allowance around the neck and arms – I feel they are just a tad too low.
I also need to make the skirt part XL to fit my hips; you can see a bit of pulling on the front toward my hips in the pictures. Finally, I want to make the skirt wider at the bottom. I find it just a small bit hard to walk in this skirt. None of these changes take away from the fact that I love this dress though.
(Me Made May 12,2017)
I made the dress in the late evening on May 6th
Black Jalie 3246 Shrug
I was looking all day for the perfect sweater/shrug for my other roses dress, below. I wasn’t sure what I wanted until I saw this Jalie Shrug. It was exactly what I was looking for.
Size: Straight X
Adjustments: I made the bands around the bottom, bust, neck 1” wider. I like this shrug just a little longer than my other one, below.
Fabric: Black Stretch Jersey with Merino-like Wool Hacci Brush that I purchased in April 2017 from Stylish Fabrics, 1 yard for $7.90. This fabric is so soft and fuzzy on the right side. It has the perfect stretch and weight for this shrug.
Thoughts: Love it! I want to make a million of these!
Patterns for Pirates ~ Sweetheart Dress
Size: straight size Large, tank version with full circle skirt
Adjustments: 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment
Fabric: 2 yards Double Brushed Polyester, Navy w/ Coral Pink Roses; I purchased this from knitpop in an auction box. It works out to $5.70 a yard this way. so $11.40 total for the dress.
Thoughts: I love a circle skirt and soft fabric. This dress is amazing, though difficult to wear when it’s windy.
I would change how I sewed the binding on the arms next time, maybe 1/4” SA? or add a bit to the armscythe/shoulder? I’m not sure why but the bindings are so close to each other at the shoulder that I couldn’t topstitch them down.
(Me Made May 16, 2017)
Red Jalie 3246 Shrug
Size: Straight Size X, no adjustments
Fabric: oh so soft red sweater knit. I don’t know, I think I got it from knitpop? I seem to be obsessed with their amazing fabrics lately. Let’s say I got it from knitpop. This pattern uses only 1 yard. It’s fast to sew too!
I made sure to put a tag at the back neck so I wouldn’t be confused as to which way was up!
I’m slowly getting caught up with my makes!