LWDvsAJ dress challenge update.
I was super excited about this dress. I loved the pattern, and I loved the fabrics. I am currently up to the point of first fitting, which looks a little like this:
And guess what? Despite my best attempts at true measurements, and allowing for the stretch of the knit, I was beyond bummed to try it on, and find it was far too small – the back midriff goes nowhere close to meeting up, let alone overlapping 5/8″ to allow for the zip. I need at least 1.5″ inches extra… which is the entirety of the side seams (which I had stitched at 6/8″ rather than the full 1″ allowed in the pattern).
Even the photo shows how little regard I now hold for this project. I’d allowed extra room for my bump, without thinking to factor in a change in the midriff. Let’s just say, lots of naughty words were uttered when I first tried this on.
So I’ve packed it all up and shoved it in my studio. I’ll put the dress aside, and pull it out next winter and refit it once I am bump-free. Frustration, thy name is dress fitting.
We’ve been taking it pretty easy the last couple of days. Boy2 and Butterfly have demolished the recycling pile, and we’ve made computers and boats and birds and cargo ships. We’ve painted. We’ve read and explored and played and had a lovely old time of hiding from the very chilly winter that is knocking on the door. Today is more of the same, with some sewing projects needing my attention. So of course it’s the perfect time to add another one or two to the list, isn’t it? I also have a new book from this morning’s library trip I’m eager to get stuck into. Maybe as a reward for ticking off some of my housey jobs. Tick tock tick tock, nap time’s running out. One more day until the weekend, time to get productive.
7 thoughts on “LWDvsAJ dress challenge update.”
That’s a bummer! The color combo is really lovely. ~M.
Thanks! Yeah, I was super bummed, I had big plans for this dress to get me through winter. Oh well, maybe next year.
I hate it when things like that happen to a project. I tend to throw it in the back of the cupboard and then make it into something else months down the track!
I dare say that’s what I’ll do Cass – at this point I’m too darn grumpy with it to even look at it – the deeper that cupboard the better!
No! I hope you do pull it out again becuase it is a really nice dress.
I really like it, and am so disappointed it won’t fit. But next winter for sure!
Blame the pregnancy boobs – not all they are cracked up to be! Fabric is lovely, and your yellow wall is fantastic.