Finally!! I got to sew this weekend. Although not as much as I would’ve liked–between the boyfriend, the season premiere of Breaking Bad, and my social “obligations” I was able to squeeze in about a couple of hours worth of sewing for the Mori Girl event. Not to mention that the deadline to complete the project is quickly approaching.
This is Vivienne’s dress. I have used and edited the pattern I keep going back to from Adams-Harris Pattern Company. I lengthened the blouse so that it would be more of a dress/tunic, shortened the sleeves, added a facing, and am hoping to successfully turn the turtle-neck collar into a shirt collar. And this is exactly where I’m stuck.
With Mori Girl project I have realized one more facet about sewing that I was unaware of as of yet because I was pretty much using other people’s patterns and following their construction instructions. Granted I am using someone else’s pattern here, and due credit is given to Adam’s-Harris Co. for this beautiful blouse that I have made time-and-time-again, but when it comes to changing the pattern is when I started facing the fact that I haven’t the slightest idea about pattern construction.
Thus, I have realized that pattern-making and construction is all about problem solving!! I am going to start looking for sewing classes around me, or a seamstress mentor at the least who can help me with minor problems like these. Fortunately I am a fast learner 🙂