Friday, June 6, 2014

Cersei's innards

Some details on my Cersei mourning gown that others using the Simplicity or Mccalls patterns might be interested in: I converted the Simplicity pattern to a partial wrap dress. Instead of sewing the bodice front sections together at the waist to fix the wrap in place I left them unattached.
Here's the side pinned closed (it's still not finished)

Here is is opened.
I'm adding a tie to the inside where it's currently pinned and to the bodice end of the underlap.  On the over lap I'll have a tie and also some hooks and eyes to close it.  I hope that makes sense!  I think it would be easy to convert this to a full wrap dress by cutting an extra front skirt panel so that both left
The sleeves on these gowns are odd. The Simplicity ones are pointed, which isn't right, the ones on the Mccalls pattern are much closer. Anyway, the main thing it took me a while to figure out was that the not only is the sleeve squared off but the sleeve isn't a tube all the way down to the opening, I think you can see it best in this photo:


In most cases that straight part at the bottom is sewn closed as well, but for these sleeves it's left open.  It should even be wider than what I have here but I was using every last bit of fabric on this and had to skimp a bit.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I don't have your e-mail, but wanted to send you what I e-mailed to everyone who is going to the meet up this weekend :)

    Hi!

    I just wanted to touch base with everyone regarding this weekend. Unfortunately, Mood will be closed. It's a bummer, but I guess that means that we will just have to plan another meet up in the future, right? ;)

    All right, regarding food, when I talked to the owner of Cafe Midi he wanted to know if we would be eating lunch and I told him that we would. Sorry if this is a weird thing to say, but I wanted to encourage people to order food while we are there, considering we will be taking up a lot of tables and he originally wasn't going to let such a large group (38!) make reservations for the time slot we wanted.

    I also wanted to send out this e-mail in case anyone wanted to touch base with others in their area and carpool. There are meters on the street, but there isn't a parking lot and it may be hard to find a spot. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up and the opportunity to communicate.

    Can't wait for the weekend!
    xo Erin

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