she wrote a post of lonely patterns she had and one pattern which she had never found a review on. Lo and behold, it is a pattern I made both pieces to years ago! And I still have the items! The pattern was Vogue 8231. This was many moons ago, before I knew about patternreview so I never got around to reviewing them. So I figured now is as good a time as any. And hopefully my review will convince Stitchywitch (author of Green Apples) to make up this adorable pattern.
Before we get too far along though, I must confess, this was the third garment I ever made...and I also made it back in 2006, so my memories of the details might be fuzzy. What I do remember, is that this was my first time working with a polyester fabric and I did not know about how it does not hold a press. It almost drove me crazy trying to do hems on this thing! (I was unaware of fusibles, and other helpful items for this) Also, this wonderfully sparkly fabric left glitter everywhere. I swear I still find some every once in awhile. My machine needed a major cleaning after sewing this!
Why am I not wearing the garment you ask? Well this was back when I assumed because I was so tiny, I was petite everywhere. So I dutifully petited this pattern on the fold line and made it up. It fits perfectly except it is so ridiculously short! Ridiculously so... This is the pattern that taught me I am long waisted and have average shoulders so I do not need petite on top however I will always need petite on bottom. So this sits weirdly on me. However, the rest of the sizing fits well...
Lastly, I remember hand sewing the lining of this thing forever! It has those typical vogue instructions that have you attaching the lining by hand everywhere. Back then I did not know any better...(yay online sewing community!) I will do a completely different lining method next time I make this because I do not appreciate hand sewing at all...zero.
So without further ado...more pictures!
|This was back when I had a machine that did 4 step buttonholes....I cannot believe I did so many!|
|button closeup....ha...slightly uneven...gotta love your beginning sewing...|
I hope this helps at least a little Stitchywitch!
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