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Thursday, March 29, 2012
I know I said I wasn't going to make any more dresses, but decided I do want to add a few more to my wardrobe. I wanted to give Vogue 1250 one last try. After the last fiasco, I decided I needed to do an FBA as well as a wide back adjustment. Debbie Cook at Stitches and Seams has a wonderful tutorial for the FBA. Both adjustments were super easy although I swear I nearly used an entire roll of tape.
So what are the results? This dress stitches up super fast and while I don't love it, it is much more comfortable with the adjustments. The dress wants to rest right on top of my protruding thighs and is not a look I like. I'll have to wear a slip. Ugh!
The fabric is from my stash from Walmart. Because of the width adjustments, the "skirt part" came out much too wide. I wound up having to take in the extra via "side seams." I do have a border print in my stash that I might use for a second version...who knows. BTW did anybody else have an issue with the dress front wanting to hang longer than the back?