Sneak Peek: KS 3408
I am in a state of disbelief. I thought I would be down to the wire tonight still sewing KS 3408 until the wee hours, but I finished it at a decent hour last night. Can you believe it? I’m still pinching myself.
Now if only Jack had let me go to bed then, but he’s sick, so I had to stay up for a while and watch him breathe. I know, it sounds funny, but he has breathing problems and when he’s sick they get worse. And of course, it always happens at night when you want to sleep. He’s ok now though.
I loved how using the rolled hem function on the serger sped up the construction process. If I had gone the facing route, I would still be sewing tonight. Instead, I can clean the apt, do laundry and pack tonight. Phew!
I don’t have any detail pics yet; just an impromptu ubiquitous bathroom iPhone photo that a co-worker took for me. I promise a full review with lots of pictures once I’m back from PR weekend in Chicago (will I see you there?) which is taking place this weekend.
Down and dirty notes on this make:
- Am definitely going to make this again – if you can find the pattern on eBay or wherever, d0!
- LOVE the rolled hem edges – what a time saver!!!
- Need to stabilize the neck edges first next time though – maybe with fusible interfacing?
- I wasn’t able to forgo the use of wearing a cami – I think it has more to do with having a full bust rather than the neckline though
- I made my ties a little too long I think
- Choose a more stable knit for this dress next time – the rayon spandex knit I chose is a little too heavy and not stable enough for the weight of this dress and it’s a little clingy if you know what I mean.
- I love black and white abstract prints. LOVE. THEM.
- I am so glad Robin suggested that I try this pattern. Thanks Robin!
Happy sewing everyone!