So, I finally made a dress using one of the John Kaldor fabric I bought from Remnant House. You will remember that I had been coveting a dress from Phase Eight, but of course, it was out of my reach budget wise. Thank God for the fact that I can sew. I had been thinking of what pattern to use, and I finally decided on Vogue 1314. I had used this before, and I loved it. This dress can double up as a work dress, and as something I could wear to a fancy occasion.
It was an uneventful make. Probably because I had made it before. The one thing I have to stress about this pattern, again, is that it runs big. I made a 14, and I took the waist in a lot. I keep meaning to adjust the pattern, but I just have not had the time to do it.
I really love sewing with knit fabric because it removes the need for alot of pattern adjustments. Especially as I have such a generous backside, as you can see from the next picture. My aunt in Cameroon calls it "the people's choice". It took me a while to accept the fact that my butt will never be small, but now I have, and I really don't care if it looks big or not. I have embraced it. I like wearing figure hugging dresses, but with woven fabric, it is more difficult for me to get a good fit. I am not really good at adjusting patterns, so I try to stick to full skirts.
The weather has been really awful for the last two days. I am afraid out great British Summer, all two days of it, is over. So the boots are out once more. I am still hoping some sunshine will waltz around these parts soon, but in the meantime, boots are in.