January was a productive month for me but, even though we are only a weekend a few odd days into February, I already know the productivity factor will not be as large.
So far, I have managed one make, and it’s the Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress. This is a tried and true favorite, made numerous times, but this is the first time I tried it with the sleeves.
I have had this project in mind for a while, down to knowing exactly what fabric I wanted to use: a new one from the Atelier Brunette Jardin d’Hiver collection.
The fabric arrived a few weeks ago but I didn’t get started right away even thought I really wanted to cut into it. This was partially because I had some other projects to finish up but also because I knew I was going to need to do a full bicep adjustment… a brand new thing for me!
In general, SOI patterns fit me extremely well with no adjustments. However, their sleeves are just a bit snug on me. For the most part, I’ve only added sleeves to their knit patterns, where the stretch provides the room but I knew for this woven I would need to make the adjustment.
I used this tutorial from Helen’s Closet and it turned out great! The sleeves fits with plenty of room and I can lift my arms properly so I’m really happy I took the time to do the adjustment.
The end result is a beautiful dress that can be worn to work and dressed up for special occasions! As with everything else, I can’t wait to actually get to wear it somewhere!
I am hoping not to fall off the blog wagon for the next few weeks but the truth is that sewing for myself is going to be a challenge. I have a ton to do for work, as I am costuming two remote shows, both of which need their costumes by the end of March! Suddenly crazy times are upon me, but it’s nice to be back in the costuming game!
And as for challenges? This one fit into my #makenine and #sewingbingo: