I finally started stitching my Vogue 1257. The bodice front has pleats at the bottom. These will create nice gathers in the bodice. Better than a flat-fitted bodice on me. It is a mock wrap front so it is a deep V-neck. Should be flattering.
See the pleats at the bottom? It is also self-faced which means the long edges of the bodice, which cross, are made with extensions. These are folded over to create a smooth edge. Facing is usually a separate pattern piece which is then sewed to the main pattern piece. When it’s folded over and pressed, it creates the edge. Self-facing creates less bulk and a smoother line.
Here is the sleeve. Vogue 1257 has the sleeve attached to the bodice front. Somehow is gets sewn into a sleeve and then set into the bodice back. Not sure how that happens yet. I’m not sure of the benefit of this but looking forward to trying something different. The sleeves will likely be short on me but I plan on cutting them down to 3/4 length anyway.
Honestly, isn’t my fabric 100 times nicer than the pattern photo fabric? Hoping the V neck isn’t too deep.
I saw this girl while walking home. (Yes, it is snowing like crazy.) I noticed two things. The pansy fabric and the lacing. I love the way the lacing keeps the coat from looking too little girly. Doesn’t Threads magazine have an article on lacing in their latest issue?
What I’m listening to: Friends of Friends by Hospitality