Monday, 26 January 2009

New pattern McCalls 5753

This piece of fushia poly suiting has been sitting in my wardrobe for over eight years so I'm going to use it as a trial fabric for this new pattern. The fabric is suiting-like but doesn't feel clingy against your skin.
The colour is really loud but I've decided on a simple v-neck, no sleeves with pockets in the same fabric. The beauty of doing this is I can test out the pattern with a forgiving piece of fabric that might fit into my work wardrobe of greys, black and navy staples. Stranger things have happened.
The bodice is lined so I've now done my usual adjustments - sway back, rolled shoulders and I'm using size 12 to fit over my rear. I will use the overlocker to finish the seams, where I can. I've also decided to use my favourite zipper - the invisible zip.
Tonight I finished cutting out the dress and tomorrow, I'll begin constructing the bodice.
If this pattern is easy to make up, I have a navy/grey linen piece in my stash that I'll make up with sleeves - for another construction challenge.

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