Sunday, March 15, 2020

Some TNTs

Wah, wah, so many unblogged projects! I'm going to be working from home a bit so hopefully I can get a bunch of photos done during the daytime.

Butterick 6183 was a favorite the first time I sewed it and I got ready to put it away after the black top and figured I'd keep it upstairs. Then I decided I needed a brighter skirt that could still work with our weather. I've had this 2 yd cut of cotton sateen in stash since summer of 2017.

I knew I'd be using my TNT B5760 skirt and thought the leftover yard wouldn't be great for much anything else besides another skirt. Then, lightbulb! I can make a '2-piece dress'!!

:snicker: TMI moment, I'm not wearing a bra! Bras are optional now! 
Well kinda, not at work. I always wear a bra to work.

The top is unchanged from last time. I forgot to do a swayback adjustment again. This is a size 14 A/B cup pattern piece. Slash and spread at the back hip, a 3/8" forward shoulder adjustment, and a 1.5" full bicep adjustment. I used a regular 7" nylon zipper.

I really like the facing on this pattern!

The Butterick 5760 skirt pattern remains unchanged. I cut a 16 front and 18 back, removing the easing from the front pattern piece. I used an invisible zipper (instead of centered) and decided to line it. I find that stretch cotton sateen can often bag out and the lining should help with that. I used a polyester pongee - I love this stuff! - in navy, and left out the back slit.

I'm sure it's widely spread info but I like to pleat out the darts of the lining vs sewing them and when using lining and an invisible zipper, I attach the lining to the zipper by machine. Especially with fabric as lightweight and press-able as this. 

I wore the skirt long before finishing the top! :)
Looking at this pic I realized my navy cardigan bled all over my top. Wah!

My March plans were so definitive and here I am, mid-month and I've managed to sew my daughter's outfit, some more baby stuff and a top:

McCall's 7975

The Burda raglan dress is SO. SO. cute but the cotton sateen is so stiff that I don't think it really works with the pattern :( I did just get a lovely Rag & Bone crepe and may revisit it. We'll see. 

This week I'm going to plan to finish. my. blazer!!!!! and trace off the dress from Burda 2/2020 (and muslin it??).  I think. LOL!!!!

Be well!


Vanessa said...

That was such a great idea to create a two piece dress! I love how you wore the skirt, and all the inside details are so pretty!

How did you like M7975? I sewed it last summer, had a few issues with how the front hung (the assembly was easy), but I am thinking of including it in my module after I add length. The one you made for your daughter looks so nice!

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

you've convinced me to try that Burda dress but I think you are right, fabric choice is a make or break there. Can't wait to see the blazer!!! hope all stays well with you and your family.

Ann Brodsky said...

Ooh, I love the fabric you chose for that top and skirt! Looks really great!

Bunny said...

I love this two piece ensemble and the fabric had me at its first showing. You look great braless and good for you for going for your comfort and carrying it off just fine. I also am an inner pleater with my linings so you are not alone. Great job!

Laura said...

Just love your posts.....carry on my friend!

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

Thanks Laura! <3

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

Thanks Bunny!! Good to know I'm in great company!

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

Thanks Ann!

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

Thanks Beth! It is SO cute so I'm definitely going to look at trying something better suited.

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

Thanks Vanessa!

I like the way it sits once I tacked it! I did a bit of tacking that keeps the upper, lower and the twist flat on each side. The length is perfect for me so I am sure you need some extra length! :)

Vanessa said...

I agree with tacking! I will give that a try, thanks!

Masha said...

Cute! Love that two-piece dress!

KS_Sews (Dressmakingbacles) said...

Thank you Masha!

slang said...

Does TNT mean tried and true?

Have been wondering forever.