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A TNT it is then

2010 October 27
by elizabeth_admin

And so my next project will be my TNT sheath dress, B5147.  Are you guys bored yet?  😉

Butterick 5147

 

This time I am using a tweed I purchased from Paron’s at the NY Shopping day.  I loves me a good tweed.  Remember my tweed Burda skirt and how I enjoyed pressing that tweed and what great pleats it made?  Ahhhhh….  This tweed is in the mauvish/purple family.  I know you all are shocked by this color choice, right?

I cut it out on Monday night, but was sick yesterday.  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to get to it again until Thursday, so this won’t be the quick palate cleanser I thought it would be.  But it will still be easy.  This time around I plan on making a few more changes to the TNT:

  • I added back some of the armscye that I had taken away on the dress for the wedding and will sew the side seam a little tighter right under the arm.  If you’ll remember, I showed a little too much fat in that area.  I was trying to take out the gaping there, which I did, but then ended up with a bit of a freak show as well.  I will just tighten it up at the side seam instead, thank you very much.
  • I am putting back some length to the bottom hem.  I just feel more comfortable with longer skirt. 
  • I am definitely keeping the lower neckline though.  I like it on me.  It’s still office appropriate, although I will most likely wear this with the Burda turtleneck I plan on sewing next.
  • I am also going to reduce the width of the front fish eye darts that I increased for the dress for the wedding.  Since I know I will be wearing something underneath the dress, I don’t want it hyper-form-fitting.

It feels good to be sewing again. 

Happy sewing everyone!

4 Responses leave one →
  1. October 27, 2010

    Hi Elizabeth. On certain patterns I have the same issue with the back of the armscye gaping. My fitting instructor said I needed a small shoulder dart and that took care of the problem. It is caused by either prominent shoulder blades or a slightly rounding of the back. Hope this helps. GL with your new sheath dress 🙂

  2. October 28, 2010

    I love tweed too. I think your mauve-ish tweed is lovely.

  3. Sewista Fashionista permalink
    October 28, 2010

    That is a great ensemble pattern. You could get a terrific wardrobe capsule out of it. I look forward to seeing the finished pieces.

  4. October 29, 2010

    I love tweed for fall! Look forward to seeing your finished dress.

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