Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Week One in the UK

Today marks one week in the UK for us.  The jet lag is a distant memory (until we head back home) and we have been visiting all kinds of fascinating places and eating at all of Sara's favorite haunts. We are taking it easy today, hanging out, going for walks and of course, eating! In a nod to Self Stitched September, the top I am wearing is a variation of the Maggy London twist top. The original pattern has a V in the back as well as the front neckline, but I changed it to have a regular crew neck back. I did do some sewing activity this morning preparing the pattern for Kaitie's Cinderella costume.  The pattern calls for a seam down the center front of the bodice, which is the same bodice as the Snow White costume that has a line of yellow piping down the front. Cinderella's dress does not...WTH??? I am not going to do it! I can't see any reason to do it that way.  The seam is straight, so it's not like it is a fitting issue! The front is going to be cut on the fold like any self respecting princess dress. I am using the same satin to line it rather than a lining fabric, so I am going to omit the interfacing because this fabric has plenty of body and I think some staystitching on the bodice lining will suffice. Other than that it looks like it will be pretty straightforward and we can knock it out in a day or less. Fun! I am getting a little twitchy not sewing anything for a week! Makes me start shopping online for fabric and heaven knows I don't need to do that! I did send a request for some patterns from Pattern Rescue, which is back in business! That will be a nice little surprise when we get home! Go take a look...lots of great patterns left to be had! More later...

2 comments:

KID, MD said...

I just sewed that Cinderella dress, and had the same reaction to the CF seam, but I realized that the character actually does have a seamline at CF, so I went ahead and did it. We watch a lot of Cinderella... One word of caution - that bodice is SERIOUSLY low-cut.

Sewfast said...

Thanks Katie...I'll keep that in mind when we fit the dress...still not sure I want to bother with the center front seam though! :)