Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Too Small Dilemma

Well, last weekend I really wanted to start on some projects. I was going to get the easy ones out of the way, the ones where I didn't need to alter the pattern in any way. Well....

New Look 6939 New Look 6939

For the longest time I knew I was going to make New Look 6939 in view C out of my Alexander Henry Mocca Chocolate fabric. Unfortunately, my fabric is only large enough for the indecent version of the dress, remember from last week? In order to reach the new modest length I prefer, I will have to add a panel at the bottom of this one too.

So, a piece of the same fabric but not trying to line up the pattern or instead use a contrasting solid strip?

What do you think?
Simplicity 2406 Vogue 1922 (OOP)

In the meantime, I'm going to measure and alter the patterns for the View C dress of Simplicity 2406 (I'm one size larger than the pattern) and the pants of Vogue 1922 where the pattern, bought a decade ago, is now two sizes too small. I have to add an inch to each seam allowance for the pants to fit.


Anna Christina said...

I have been taking a pants pattern-making class from a wonderful instructor who advised us to slice down the middle and spread the pattern rather than adding to the sideseam. It will give you a better fit and save time.

lsaspacey said...

Thanks, Anna Christina! I've been taking so long to get to that project because I wasn't sure how to go about it. I knew I didn't want to add anything to the inseam but after that, I had no idea. Thanks.

Carolyn said...

I love your patterns, and especially those pants. They look super swishy and comfy...
I think a different coloured panel on the bottom of your dress to make it longer would look fantastic, go for it!
Thank you for your comment, and the vote of confidence on the granny squares skirt, I'm making headway!