First off, I must wish a Happy Anniversary to my baby bro and his wife of one year. Congratulations! You would be hard pressed to find a couple more suited to one another. When I met her for the first time it was like someone had created my brother’s ideal match. Read about their adventures and art and music-filled life at Yuppie Love. The blog is in transition now but please bookmark for an almost daily dose of cute! Love you guys and Happy 1st Year!
This afternoon I made quite a bit of progress on the Touch of Asia dress, made from Butterick 5319. I haven’t added the zipper and I haven’t pinned it completely.
The positives. I love the bodice and gathered sleeves. I also think the midriff is perfect for defining my waist. I’m wearing a regular bra with this and it doesn’t show at the back.
The negatives. It’s really short. For me. I had added 2 inches to the bottom but I forgot the extra couple inches when cutting out the fabric for one piece. So, I had to make due with what I had. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut the piece out again.
This is a good note for tall sewists. This is what your average Butterick dress pattern looks on a 5’8″ woman without added length. I think I’m high-waisted so I don’t add length to bodices normally. However, I (almost) always add length to skirts and dresses. Also note that this is unhemmed so it will be even shorter when that is done.
I will buy a wide ribbon and add it to the bottom. It will coordinate well with the midriff and give me some more length. I did this with a dress that I bought off eBay. The dress was a tad short so I added the ribbon for a little extra length.
Have you spent the weekend with friends and/or family? Did you get to spend time on something that you love to do? I am fortunate to have done both on my weekend. And it isn’t over yet!
What I’m listening to: In The Cold Cold Night by The White Stripes