Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekend Project: Sewing Pattern Company Transfer Day

Think globally, act locally.
~ Patrick Geddes

In honor of bank transfer day, I made this pattern from a small, independent sewing pattern publisher.

Okay, it was mostly a coincidence - I made the pattern because I like it and I had this gorgeous pink fabric waiting for me. ;)

It went together very easily. As you can see, there are princess seams - and I was careful to place the longer piece of fabric on the bottom, to let the feed dogs help me ease it in - another thing I learned from you guys! :)

The only odd thing about the pattern was that the instructions didn't call for any type of reinforcing the waistband - no interfacing and no second layer of fabric... I went ahead and interfaced it, because it seems like the majority of the patterns I make call for that. I'm not sure why - maybe this piece receives extra stress?

I did have to take in the hips - but that is most likely a reflection of the disproportions of my body, not any issues with the pattern.

I love the neckline - isn't that a nice detail?

It is super comfortable, suitable for work and a reasonably flattering silhouette. I'm really happy with it! :)

I hope you had a wonderful sewing weekend and are ready to start another week!


katherine h said...

Cute dress! I like the neckline detail also.

Barb-Central Texas said...

Very pretty dress. I like to support small business. I had never heard of Jennifer Paganelli until I read about her on your blog. I'm heading over to her website now to look at her patterns.

gwensews said...

That's a terrific dress! Love the fabric. It looks perfect for your climate. Nice job,Gwen!

Christine said...

I love this dress! It looks really gorgeous on you too!

Becky said...

Nice to see you sewing something for yourself again! The neckline is really interesting on this one....and of course I can't help liking the name of the dress!