So as busy as life has been lately, I ALWAYS make time to sew something! I needed a quick fix and this pattern had been in my "to-sew" stack for a while. So I got going on it.
I cut view A. As many other reviewers have stated, this patterns run BIG! Like seriously huge! I would normally cut a size 16 in a jersey dress like this, especially since it has pleats and pockets. I like to insure that everything lays properly. But this time, I cut the 14. And I still could have cut a 12 on top. I had to nip and tuck at the bodice. And a FBA definitely was not necessary.
When I measured from the waist to the hem, I was good with the length out of the envelope. So I didn't have to make any lengthening alterations. I skipped all of the bias binding. I can't figure out why all of that was needed. I used a 5/8" hem allowance and kept it moving.
I used this satiny jersey fabric I found at Hancock. I feel in love with the bright neon yellow color and thought it would be perfect for spring. I thought the poly-jersey would be a nightmare to work with, but it wasn't . I had not problem sewing it with my ballpoint needle. And it pressed fine. Disclaimer: My iron will beat any fabric into submission!
If it weren't for the fact that I bought 11 patterns from the new Vogues that were just released, I'd might consider sewing this one again. But alas, there are only so many sewing hours in a day!trench coat for $55.
Just like when the Missoni for Target was released, again I heard about chaos ensuing with shoppers and resellers in the stores. Well, we Southerners are truly lady-like and laid back. Because when I went to Target at 9 am (an hour after the store opened), there were less than 10 people in the sportswear department. And there was definitely no foolishness. I bought the trench, a scarf and a clutch purse (I'll show you those later). I looked at the dresses and skirts. They were too "cutsie" for me and definitely too short.
Shoes: Steve Madden; clutch: Street Level from Lotus Boutique
Congrats to the Super Bowl Champions New York Giants!