Friday, July 5, 2019

Let the Summer sewing begin, V9357




The time of year that I like best for sewing is the Summer, there is nothing like a Sundress.  This Summer we start off with V9357:


My version of V9357

I have to say I enjoyed sewing this dress, however I did make some errors in my FBA.  You may or may not be able to tell from the photos, it seems that I added a little too much across my bust and I have a slight gap under my arms:

Take two


To be honest, I didn't realize I had made the error until I took photos for the blog.  In either case I will make the needed adjustments under the arms before wearing it again.  However, I will more then likely not go through the drama of taking pics again LOL.


One of the options that I liked about this dress is that It did not need a lining or facing, just a simple bias tape solution:


My bias tape arm finish

The other joy I had with sewing this dress was the chance to match my chevrons on both my bodice and pockets:

Bodice up close view

Pocket up close view


Pocket view 2

Of course we can't forgot what gives the dress that extra touch, I would be referring to the buttons of course:


My choice Belle Buttons by Dritz



Being that the bodice neck and sleeves were finished with bias tape, I thought it would also be nice to top off the dress' skirt with bias tape as well:

Buttons and bias hem view

For the inside finish I usually do an over-stitch on each piece before sewing them together as such:


My usual inside edge finish


If I have any suggestions for the pattern, it would be to double check your FBA. I am not sure if I didn't take into consideration the unique geometric sides pieces or not, if I make it again I'll be sure to correct the FBA.  Until then I will leave you with one more view and here's hoping you visit again soon:

TADA!


Keeping myself together one stitch at a time..........










5 comments:

  1. Wow can you ever match!! I am in awe. Beautiful color on you.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, I appreciate it...

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  2. That is some boss stripe matching! Very pretty dress and I love the bright color.

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    1. Thank you, the pattern makes it easy, just cut the pieces out the way they suggest and wahla 👌

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  3. Beginners can also make good use of the push-button sewing, which enables to machine to sew without pressing the foot pedal. Like most types of all-around sewing machines, this model from brother also includes free arm for easier sewing of hems and cuffs and attaching sleeves. beginners sewing machines

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