Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day 3 Sewing

This is what I got done last night. I'm tired but I need to finish and finish making another tonight before I go to bed. Sorry for the horrific photographs. I took them quickly during lunch time.

They are mock-ups for possible uniform jumpers for the Kindergartners I homeschool.  I tried them on the girls today.

The striped bodice is the Child Summer Frock bodice that is free on Burdastyle, and is a size 6T. The fabric is some random shirting I got from fabricmartfabrics last year. I wanted to try it since there's a tutorial for sewing the lined bodice together. I can see what I did wrong with the other bodice I tried to line. It's basted right now, I might sew it up for real at a later date. I made one adjustment, I cut the neckline for the front bodice at the 5T mark on the pattern since I wanted their to be a difference.

The other dress and bodices are from the Purl Bee Embroidered Denim Jumper pattern that I saw on the kcwc community pinboard. It's very simple since it's made up of rectangles and has only one pattern piece for the neck.

The ones I'm making will be quite plain since I'm not very good at embroidery or applique. I'm not going to be handsewing the side seams down or doing the hem by hand either. I need things done a little quicker. It took me a while, two hours? to blanket stitch the first neckhole. The second took me about an hour. The suggestion to wet your fingers to help roll the neck edge really helped.

I'd like to some day make one the way the pattern says to though; it looks lovely. I made a french seam for my waist seams [bulky :( ] since I didn't feel like getting out my serger and I wouldn't trust Caroline Chambray not to ravel even with a zigzag over the edges.

Well, I need to get to sewing so I can get at least a few hours of sleep tonight. I'll be making a properly formatted post when I have both of them done and hemmed.

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