I’m working on it!

Yes, I am!  I’ve been putting in a little bit here and a little bit there over the last 10 days or so.


I’m working on my HepburnHepburn sheath dress.  It’s taking a little more tweaking in the fit than I had hoped it would.

dress fitting

Here it hangs on my dress form.  The dress form is actually pretty true to my shape, including the short-waisted back.  I was a little miffed with this OOP Vogue pattern in the generosity of ease in the dress.  It never fails on a sheath style dress:  I measure, cut and then the darn thing needs to be taken in about 4 inches total.  What’s with that?  At some point I’ll get off my lazy butt and actually cut out a muslin that’s TNT and just use that.  Until then, I guess I have no excuse for complaining!!!

I’m going to add the fringe to the bottom of this little number.

dress fringe

The difference in colour is not as horrid as the picture.  The dress is actually pretty close to the first picture of the dress, and the fringe was one of those 50% off goodies that I picked up at Fabricland this past weekend.  If it’s really horrible, then I guess I can always go down to Mokuba for an ek-ZAKT match.  I hope to have this finished up by the end of this week.  Stay tuned!

6 thoughts on “I’m working on it!

  1. Hi there,
    I just started reading your blog and have to say the post about your daughters mint Harris Tweed coat was wonderful. I would have never given that pattern a second glance if I had not seen it made up. I too am making the coat for my daughter. I just finished the buttonholes and placket and can’t thank you enough. I think I would have given up if I only had Burda’s directions for this. You made this difficult process that much easier.
    Thanks again
    Kathi G

  2. Too much ease is always better than not enough 🙂 I am enjoying reading about your plans for luxe garments. My holiday season will be spent in the camping in the desert so my attire is sure to be hiking boots and warm pants for evening, plus my army green Columbia jacket.

    I love the fringe you plan to add. The colors look good together on my monitor.

    1. @Mary: Yeah, I agree – I’d rather have too much than too little, but sometimes having to do that “tweaking” gets tiresome when one is hoping for a quick completion!

  3. Too much ease is a pain! It is frustrating to measure carefully and then find out that they intend something insane like 8 inches of ease! Who would ever want that much?


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