Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tweedy




So I made this frock. It's the middle view from Simplicity 6445, in a tweedy looking suiting. I bound the neck and armholes with bias tape, and hand-sewed some flat braid under the yoke to look like piping. And then I took a ton of photos, inside and outdoors, trying to decide if I like it or not. I find it easier to be objective when looking at photos.
I took it in a lot, because as expected from the pattern illustration, it was a little sack-like. I didn't cut off the seam allowances before binding the neck and armholes, and I think it would sit better if I had. Normally I can't wait to wear something I've just made, but this one is a little 'meh' so far. Maybe if I leave it for a while, it'll grow on me.

4 comments:

moggy said...

I think you should try it with boots! I like ze bindings too.

The Mad Tatter said...

Cute! I think it may want a splash of color, though--a cheeky scarf tied about your neck or a bold flower holding court on the bodice [à la the illustration].

Dawn said...

I like it the way it is. Classy not flashy.

Sew and So said...

Very nice! The piping is a nice touch.