Oh Vogue V1501. Dearest Vogue V1501. You have been on my list for years now. And I’m so glad that I finally took the plunge and made you. According to my blog notes, you came on the scene about 3 years now and you’ve been on my list ever since. This pattern is part of the Vogue Designer series and is designed by Rachel Comey. Interesting side note, I recall reading once that the images on the pattern envelopes are of the actual designer garment, not a garment made up using the pattern. This design is described as a “mock-tuck pleated dress”. The front hem of the dress (where the pleats are located) is attached to the skirt but the rest hangs freely, giving the appearance of a little tuck in the front.Read More
In today’s blog post and video, we will be showing you how to make a full bust adjustment to the Lou Box Top pattern. If you haven’t already read it, we recommend reading our post and watching the video about selecting your size and measuring yourself. To recap that post, we recommend making a full bust adjustment to this pattern if your bust/full bust is 4 or more inches larger than your upper bust. This pattern has plenty of ease but during the testing phase, we discovered that if you have a full bust, the hem of the top may lift up and look uneven. A full bust adjustment will help solve that issue.
Because the Lou Box Top is designed for both woven and knit fabrics, we have two methods for how to do the full bust adjustment (FBA for short). The first method will create a dart at the side seam. The second will have no dart. If you are using woven fabric you can use either method. If you are using knit fabric, we recommend the method without a dart.Read More
Today’s make is one of my Make Nine for 2019. I always feel extra accomplished when I check something off my Make Nine list. Like high-giving, fist pumping accomplished. Not quite literally. But I do feel pretty proud. lol. The Kila Tank is the third completed make from the list. I will definitely need to speed it up a bit on my list if I’m going to finish by the end of the year. I still have 6 things left to make in the next 7.5 months. Totally do-able. :)Read More