I have a pattern review but first I wanted to answer a question about my last post many of you emailed me asking how I attach the elastic instead of gathering. Now I only use elastic on things like this, sleeves, waist seams etc. I normally dont do thid on dresses or skirts or pants etc in place of regular gathering.
I basically take a piece of 1/4″ elastic and place it at the notch or circle where my gathering would begin, then I hold it and stretch it as much as I can until I reach the next notch or circle then I cut the elastic. I press my seams open then I lay the elastic in the center of the seam. I insert my needle to hold the elastic in place and I sew a very very narrow zigzag stitch right in the center so that in almost falls on the ditch. I stretch my elastic as I sew. I hope that makes sense. If it doesn’t and you need a visual I will do a you tube video on it.
Okay now to the PR of B524
Fabric: Fabu Knit in a teal color
Modifications: None I cut a size 8 for the top and graded to a 10 for the bottom.
Would you sew it again: Prob not because there are too many dresses I want to get to but I do love this one.
Thoughts: The gathering is a pain in the butt!!!! but once you get past it it comes together so easily. I really like this dress and the instructions were very easy to follow.
Okay so I also wanted to find a way to keep track of my projects with details and such but the computer only version was not enough for me. I decided instead to start a binder of my fall 08 projects and i will do one for every season.
I have a place to put all my info, an image of my pattern and once printed a swatch of my fabric, lining and/or interfacing. I also have the info on where I purchased my fabric on the back but I didn’t take a pic of it.
Here is the form I created on excel and then the one I printed with my swatches in a binder with a protective sleeve. It is working out nicely so far 🙂 * Click to enlarge*