Vogue 8380 - That Cozy Blue Dress12:38 PM
Recognize this little navy number? I've already worn this twice for Me-Made-May. It's just so comfortable! Apparently, when you sew a woven pattern in a knit, it goes from 'yuck!' to awesome! Allow me to explain.
I started this dress last year? the year prior? the day before we were to fly off to the Caribbean! Yep, with hours to go, I decided I wanted a navy dress. So, I scanned through the Vogue patterns (which were the only ones on sale) at Hancock and selected this one for it's cute, gathered bodice and bow.
|The ribbon creates the straps and is tied in a bow to secure.|
- I used the recommended interfacing, not knowing there was a knit option. The midriff does not give at all!
- The dress ended up waaaay too big when I original worked on it. I cut the dress as a woven, ignoring stretch...oops.
Not wanting to deal with sizing issues at 10pm (22:00), I tossed it in the closet and went to bed.
Luckily, the Sew Weekly "Family" challenge encouraged me to pull it back out. My great-grandmother wore a lot of navy so, I took that as my excuse. Fortunately, I know a lot more about knits now and was able to salvage the dress simply by ripping out the funky zipper and taking two inches out of the sides. Now, it just barely goes over my head and is still a touch too big (both due to the non-stretchy midriff) but it's comfortable and I LOVE it!!
Do you revisit your flops or do they stay hidden in the UFO pile? Have you made the same mistake of using a knit for a woven pattern?
Happy sewing! x