Anyway, "Ash Gordon" has officially nicknamed me Kool-Aid based on his perceived notion about the size of my head. Because I can take a joke, I decided to play it up and make a red version of Vogue 1250.
Fabric & Notions:
- 2 yards of red ponte knit
This version doesn't fit the same as the first and I think it has to do with the fabric. Version 1 was made of a rayon-poly-lycra that had more rayon than polyester. This version is a 58-40-2 polyester-rayon-spandex blend. The stretch doesn't appear as great and the fabric seems stiffer. Version 1 definitely doesn't have all of the front wrinkles.
I removed an inch across the back to raise the waist seam and eliminate some of the pooling at the center back.
I must have added some length to the hem in version 1 because this version is an inch shorter than the first and it's not even hemmed! I don't think I'm going to hem it either because there's just not enough allowance and I don't want the dress to be too short.
I sewed this on my sewing machine and serger. Again, the serger did not like sewing with ponte. Even though my serger gives me fits from time to time, I am thinking that ponte just isn't made for this machine. Does anyone else have problems serging ponte or other types of double knits?
This pattern is quick to make and is a great choice if you need a cute dress in a flash. It only has two pattern pieces (three if you count the neck facing, which is totally unnecessary). It doesn't require a lot of fabric and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
The dressapalooza is still in full effect. Currently, I am working on Simplicity 2473, Vogue 1220, and Butterick 5490 in some way or another. Right now, my equipment is set up for the Vogue dress and I should have that completed soon. More later!