Breaking Ground Tour- Fashion Corset8:00 AM
When Melissa asked me to join one of her blog tours, I had to say yes. She's so well organized and great to work with. But then when ...
When Melissa asked me to join one of her blog tours, I had to say yes. She's so well organized and great to work with. But then when she said it was a "Breaking Ground Tour" well, I started to get nervous. The goal of the tour was for us to branch out, try something new. Something new? <Cue heart palpitations>
I waffled back and forth for a LONG time. You know me, my creative process comes on like a freight train, but I have to be ready to jump on, or else I'll lose interest. So on a random Wednesday night, I got the urge to make a fashion corset. My husband brought home a stack of patterns for me to put together and I instead went and printed out the bodice portion only of the +Sew Over It Rosie Dress.
Prior to this, I had never sewn a Sew Over It Pattern. This London based designer appeared to have some cute stuff, but more importantly, she had a bodice that called for sew in boning. I'd never used sew in boning, so I hopped on ebay and ordered a roll (it was cheaper to order a lot than just a little).
|image from simplicity.com|
I wish I could say this project was a redeeming success. But honestly, it just wasn't. 😕 And I should have known just from measuring the pattern pieces, but I was too excited.
In general, I don't think I'll be buying another Sew Over It Pattern. I couldn't get the fit right, and that really says something to me. You should be able to trust finished measurements and these failed me. Maybe it was my fault. But my 1" square is correct and I know how to read well enough. There isn't a single review of this dress on PatternReview.com and even their own pin board for the Rosie Dress only has 2 other models and both look to be very thin women.
BUT, all is not lost. I'm still on the look out for a great fashion corset and I'll tell you all about my next attempt on Friday!
Here's everyone that's blogging along on the Breaking Ground Tour for Monday!
Anne-Mari Sews, Sewing By Ti, Musings of A Seamstress, Tenille's Thread, Couturious, Embrace Everyday, Sewing A La Carte
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