Can I just say that I hate that song? Not because of the song itself, but because the radio at the pottery studio is set to a station that plays it EVERY DAY. I am not joking or exaggerating. It must mean something special to the DJ.
I was on a roll this weekend. After finishing my polka-dot top, I started working on a knit top and finished a UFO from 2000 something. Maybe 2011.
The skirt is New Look 6274 and it's made out of a stretch cotton bottom-weight. I bought the fabric at Sawyerbrook during a visit to Boston in 2011. There's nothing new or different with the construction. I lined it, used an invisible zipper, and faced the waist with petersham.
The top is Jalie 2805 and I used a Sophia double knit purchased recently from Vogue Fabrics at the American Sewing Expo. In theory, the outfit looks pretty good, right? Even the v-neck is nearly perfect.
Unfortunately, this outfit only looks good on the dress from or on a hanger. The top has MANY problems on my body - mainly stemming from being too damn tight.
Ugh. Where do I even begin?
I didn't make a muslin because I've made this pattern before. I didn't use a Sophia knit the first time, though, and I think that's where the problem starts.
Sausage anyone? The sleeves aren't uncomfortable, but you can see that they are tight and all kinds of wrong.
I don't know how I missed the swayback adjustment because I need it in the worst way. Look at how the back is pulling near the underarm seam. The front is too short because I obviously need an FBA.
There is so much FAIL in this one, I think I deserve a prize. Hmm. Margaritas sound good right now.
I'll definitely try it again, but after I make some necessary changes. For now, I want to finish a different knit top and start working on my...wait for it...denim motorcycle jacket. So. Many. Zippers.