Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

Life got in the way! But She's back!!!

Wow! It's May the end of May actually, in June will be shortly. I thought I would have been back to blogging sooner than now, but a new position, and one move later I am finally settled in and back to sewing! I have accomplished so much in the last two months, that I am really looking forward to getting back to sewing.

My goal for June is to tackle the full bust adjustment! So I can start working more with wovens!
This past weekend I decided to do a quick dress, McCall's 7160 well it should have been a quick dress, but with sewing as many know

Sometimes you win and some times you just spin!

I forgot to turn over one of the pattern pieces when I cut the second fabric piece, and well you know
I ended up with the same piece twice (skirt bottom piece), with not enough fabric to cut it again!
So I put on my thinking cap on because I wasn't going to waste the fabric and made it work!

I turned the pattern piece over on the fabric that was cut wrong I extended it, on to the scraps I had, added a inch seam allowance and sewed the two pieces together to make the bottom skirt, I think it came together pretty well.
One piece of the skirt, two pieces 

My solution I made the piece work for the second skirt piece

Finish Dress Mcall 7160 #M7160

Side view, see the skirt two sections. Mccall 7160 

Love the bottom

And I squeezed out pockets, I only had 2 and a 1/2 yards and the dress called for about 2 and 5/8 yards.


Fabric is from Fabric Mart
Item #Black/White 100% Polyester Curly Que Ottoman Knit
Maggy London

I want to get a little small belt to wear with it, not sure I will be able to wear it on 80 degrees but a cooler day it will be a hit, a little dense fabric, not as heavy as some ponte but not light as jersey.
Pattern envelope suggest jersey knit.

Pattern Description: Misses Petite Dress

Pattern Sizing: Top used 18/Waist graded to 18 for hips

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes for the most part, I used a little heavier fabric so draped differently

Were the instructions easy to follow? yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved everything about the pattern. I did not put in the elastic in the waist, I think I will just use a belt, to cinch the waist. 

Fabric Used: Black/White 100% Polyester Curly Que Ottoman Knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did use the petite line for the top portion which seems to have shorten the top about a inch that fits me well because I'm short waisted.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would but I have so many other dresses to get to, I may try this one again.

Conclusion: 
I made View A length without the sleeves, I liked how the circle skirt was split into two pieces,


Until next time Sew on!


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