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Weekend project

Thank you all so much for the help with my glasses.  At last count, that post had 74 comments – wow!  Finn came in first, with Colton second.  I’ve decided that I’m going to order them both!  I have a coupon they sent me to make up for the try-ons being delayed, and they aren’t expensive – so why not?  I think it will be good to have one small and one large pair.  Now I just have to decide if I want them both in black, or if I should order one in tortoiseshell (I like black frames, but it might be nice to have variety?)

Moving on, here is the project I’m working on this weekend:

Vogue 1225

Vogue 1225 is one of the new Spring patterns.  I liked my first Tracy Reese dress so much, that I decided to make up the second right away!  I would not say that the path to making this dress has gone quite as smoothly.  First of all, this dress has a 4 panel skirt, and six body panels.  That makes pattern matching impossible, but my fabric (the tie-dyed rayon knit above) doesn’t have a repeating pattern anyway.  I tried to match similar colors, which worked pretty well except for on the back – the center back has a mismatch, which made me so upset that I almost gave up entirely!  I got distracted from binning the pattern when my husband sliced through his thumbnail chopping garlic (one trip to the immediate care center, and one tetanus shot later, he’s ok!)  I’m glad I didn’t, because the dress is turning out to be really cute, and you can hardly notice that seamline.  I will try for a proper review tomorrow – I need to organize my thoughts, because this pattern had some strange inconsistencies!

10 thoughts on “Weekend project

  1. I just bought this pattern at the last JoAnn’s 3.99 sale. So cute. Can’t wait to see how yours comes out. I’m not sure I’ll do the back drawstring (it seems a bit pointless and I might replace it with elastic), and I’m mixed on the pockets. They are super floppy, but cute, no? SHOW ME YOURS!!!!

      1. I think that would look fine – the print is really small. You can’t see the match lines on the skirt because it’s so full, so the only concern is the bodice – and with a print that small, you could probably get away with only matching the princess seams, and the center back.

    1. I’m actually leaving off the pockets – they were really hard to place evenly (the side skirt panels are huge!) I do like the back drawsting, but it’s hard to tie. I’ll have photos tomorrow!

  2. My $0.02 — definitely get one pair of glasses in tortoiseshell. I bet they’d be adorable, and the styles are so similar you will likely appreciate the variety in color.

  3. Wonder if the 2 shaped back bodice seams are necessary as back fullness is provided by gathers from the neckline. The ties are a nice touch. Do the ties go all the way to the front? If they do, ties could adjust slight gaping (if any) at the slant edge of front over-lap. Nice pattern…this will look good on you.

    1. The ties only go to the shoulder seams, but they do adjust the front – it gapes wide open without them! Even so, the neck is a bit low, but I expected that from the photo.

  4. Hi again, this has been a weekend for glasses. Just before I read your post from yesterday, my friend sent me 3 photos of glasses she’s helping pick out for her brother. Then, my husband bought glasses today.
    That said…. Tortoise-shell sounds like a good idea & how about in the heavier frames: Colton…..?
    I’m glad whenever the details one sweats turn out to be trivial….maybe we won’t sweat other details in the future?
    & Lastly: I once did that too: sliced through thumb fingernail and cut off the tip of my thumb, while slicing an onion. (I held the cut flesh in place and would’t let the emerg. room doc remove it. He said, OK. It healed just fine after a month.) So good luck to your husband!
    Imagine my surprise when I found U-Tube videos of someone’s injured finger in different stages of healing! Certainly clothes & glasses are prettier!
    —t h a n k s for all the sharing —

  5. Good choice! More is always better! I vote for one in black and one in tortoise shell or another color. The frames are very similar. I bet if your wore one on one day and the other one the next, nobody who saw you on both days would guess they were different frames. But if you pick different colors you’ll get more fashion mileage out of owning two pairs.

    I’d not heard Warby Parker before. Thanks for introducing me to this cool online seller!

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