I spent most of the evening preparing to sew Vogue 1209, this Rachel Comey pattern in some stone coloured mystery fabric.
Learning from my last dress I could see this one needed lengthening as well. It's impossible to see in the photo, but the front pieces extend down the side seams to the hem, making for an odd shaped piece that is difficult to lengthen and still fit on the fabric.
I finally just barely managed it, albeit on the cross grain and rethreaded my serger and then set about adjusting the tensions for this different fabric. Once that was done I started on the dress and wouldn't you just know it the tension randomly went off again so I re-grabbed some scraps and tried again. You know what's coming don't you?
Yes, I serged on my front dress piece instead of on the scraps. It's completely unsalvageable and the whole thing has gone in the bin. Bah, I'm cross with my serger for being temperamental and I'm cross with myself for not being better organised.
Oh well I bet that stone colour would have washed me out anyway, right?
Onwards, I need a break from that dress...next I am going to attempt to make this simple (cross your fingers) cowl neck top from Patrones 300, #30.
I'm using a remnant of a poly silk I picked up for HK$20, it's a fun print although now I look at it it looks like an exploded Louis Vuitton signature print!