Happy New Year!
Lookie what Santa brought me:
I'm so excited!
I'm going to try to not get lazy and shy, and retreat behind the camera while the dressform takes over modeling duties. I find those posts where the finished object is only seen on a dress form a little cold, and frankly not nearly as useful or fun as a person wearing their own creations.
I am going to use it today for the skirt I made for my pregnant sister, Simplicity 2451. I've made this skirt more than any other item, I think 4 or 5 times now. The first time I made it for myself I thought the curve of the yoke would make me look pregnant so I lopped off the bottom of the yoke (and made no other adjustments). Well, my sister actually is pregnant, so it didn't take much tweaking to turn it in to a great maternity skirt.
I didn't take any in-progress shots because it was a gift, and I was rushing to get it done in time for christmas, but I'm happy to report that she likes it so much, she's requested another one! I'll do a full run down on the adjustments and construction when I do the second one.
The band is made out of the coziest loveliest stuff that I found in the FIDM Scholarship store. It's like stuff that sweatpants are made out of, and it has LOTS of stretch - perfect for a growing belly.
She's asked for the second one to be office appropriate, so I think I'm going to use some wool, and try to figure out how to add a lining as well as the belly band. I've never lined anything, so any advice would be appreciated!
I kept the zip, even though the pleats should have provided enough room to pull it up. I figured I was keeping the CB seam for the pleat, so why not add the zip too?
Hope you're 2013 is going well so far.