Well, my model/client is back and trying on her latest pattern for the Fall season.
Here is the Pattern Review page of other seamstresses who reviewed the Vogue 1164 process:
Sandra Betzina designed this top for knits and recommended a knit lining as well as a stay tape along the neck edge. It is all held together with 2 covered snaps and a decorative button but one woman did attach a tie inside to keep the fronts stable.
This top will be made with a teal Sophia, a poly/rayon/spandex ponte knit from my stash that I bought a few years ago from Marcy Tilton.
Let’s see the muslin and any problems that show up knowing that it has to be snug to work with a knit: Right away this is pretty nice fitting, no gaping neckline and the front darts can be sewn shorter so the main problem is the back. I drew two horizontal lines on the muslin to check for riding up or down and we got both. What shall we do???
Now the lines are parallel with the floor and the pattern envelope suggests a narrow piece of elastic sewn across the center back section to pull the fabric towards the small of the back. I have seen this on RTW so that would work fine. The side seams are pinned to narrow the bust area and the lower side seams are let out 1/2 inch for sitting ease. The slash and spread allows us to see what is needed with the 1/4 inch gingham patch…see it is a 3/4 inch spreading to nothing at the sleeves…how easy is that? Easy peasy! The front is good for now and it will be cut as is and tried on later.
My client wants 3/4 length sleeves and she will be providing the nylon tricot lining fabric although you can buy is pretty cheapy cheapy on Fabric.com
Halloween was pretty busy with 140 little critters all shouting and holding their bags open for candy deposits. Even parents got with the program and dressed up as they walked through the neighborhood with their kids. One man, he must have been almost 7 feet tall, was dressed as the Grim Reaper with a scythe and hooded coat and mask…SCARY!
Thank you all for such lovely comments on the last post…hope my photos inspire you and also make your sewing projects seem a little less daunting!