11 January 2011

S2566 blouse and vest

The buttons are on and the vest is finished!  I managed to persuade my teenage son to take pics, and he insisted I try everything on for Thursday evening.  Since I only have a little over 48 hours until the banquet, I won't get black slacks done up, so I will be wearing brand new black jeans with the blouse and vest ... but I am quite pleased with how this turned out overall.  Especially my first attempt at plaid matching.  First, the back view:
Hmm, little bit of pooling in the small of my back ... looks like I might need to learn the swayback adjustment next ... after I nail down the FBA idea, of course.  Now, about that FBA:

It buttons over my boobs without gapping or pulling!  That alone is a victory for me.  I'll need to refine my shaping skills, as I have a bit of gapping at the armhole ... but it's also possible I unintentionally pulled the fabric.  Guess who skipped the staystitching again?

I have plenty of room in the waist, even without curving my seams outward on the sides seams.  Since I had to wait for my son to finish his breakfast, I've been wearing it for a good 20 minutes and moved around and even tied back my hair while waiting, so I know for sure I have freedom of movement in this.

Overall, I like this pattern.  Once I get the blouse's side dart FBA just right, I'll trace this one off onto the red dot stuff so I can use it more.  I probably won't need too many vests like this, but a summer one could come in handy for son's end of year awards functions.

Next up in the "to sew" list: cotton flannel long sleeved shirt for hubby ... in plaid.  LOL

8 comments:

yarndiva said...

Nice!!!

Ada said...

awesome

glorm said...

You might not even realize it, but you included several "rules of plaid". Color me impressed.

dfr2010 said...

glor - it was a bit of luck, and I am happy to have it. Research on plaids has now officially commenced!

Just Barb said...

Great job on the FBA!!!!!

Cennetta said...

Very nice. Great job on the FBA. To solve the gapping at the armhole, take a look at my illustrations for this adjustment on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/themahoganystylist/sets/72157614230902387/. I hope that helps.

dfr2010 said...

Cenetta, if I am understanding your notes and pics properly the fix for the srmhole gapping is to pull in the top of the princess seam above the bust adjustment? Is that correct?

southerncountryelegant said...

It looks great! It fits well and flatters you nicely!!