Saturday, July 31, 2010
Vogue 1091, Tom & Linda Platt
Nancy's dress she seems to have more of a neckline. My neckline is quite high. I think I may try to lower the neckline a bit next time I make this, and there will be a next time!
This is a heavy, very nice quality slinky knit. I took a real step out of the box with this one, however. I did samples and decided to interface the hems with weft knit interfacing and double needle stitch them. Before I did this I tried the dress on. Blank that! I did as much RTW does, and simply cut my hem edges with a rotary cutter and done, that's it! I can't tell you how I suffered over this technique but now that I have done it, yahooo!!! Gotta love that slinky knit! One thing for those of you who want to try this sort of hem, make sure you cut your seam allowances back at an angle at the hemlines. My first batch of photos showed them hanging out. So cut those seam allowances at an angle at the hemline. You can do it. Now will someone please tell my why those muscles in my legs can't be up in my arms???...Bunny