Added Oct 28, 2010
“empire-waist jumper sewing pattern designed especially for beginning sewists can be worn alone or layered over a blouse or shirt in cooler weather. View A presents a softly pleated, mid-calf-length skirt, while View B gives an A-line skirt with a single, inverted box pleat at center back.”
This was supposed to be the easiest dress I’d sewn in a while :-/. Didn’t work out that way. Maybe I made my box pleat too big, because there was too much facing for the skirt and boy o boy did I have to stretch/squeeze the two together. I’m going to give it another try in navy. Maybe I traced the wrong size for the facing piece. I’m normally extremely careful.
Aside from all of these things, I love how snug the bodice is. I love the length. The style in general is classic and special.
I used snaps for the first time! I tell ya if this kid comes to ask me to help her disrobe she’s getting a lecture about how hard these snaps were to install with a regular pair of pliars, a thread spool, and a hammer. Thank God this dress only needed 6 snaps because I cracked the pearls on the other two. I used the same template on each side of the dress but somehow one side is waaaay higher than the other. I’m too through!!!! You can’t just undo snaps and try again.
She wore this uniform jumper to school today and she loved it. I left off the buttons on the flap because I didn’t think they are necessary for a uniform.
Oh yeah, my name is Morphomixstress, and I collect tights.
Discount poplin. My feelings aren’t really as hurt as it may seem because I got 3 yds of this stuff for $6. That’s enough for this jumber and two Music Class skirts. I think.
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