Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all been fabulous. It’s been a busy few weeks for me. I started making a jacket after my last project (this duster coat) but I had to pause due to other pressing demands. If there’s any garment I’d love to learn to sew as quickly as possible, it will be jackets and blazers.
Yes, winter is indeed coming. Not in the Stark sense of impending doom but a prediction of cold Aussie winter. Summer heat has been replaced by cool winds and crisp air. It’s still a bit hot some afternoons but the days of scorching sunlight and burning temperatures are gone . I won’t complain too much. Cold weather is a much needed respite from maddening heat.
After last week’s successful attempt with the shift dress, I figured I should make the second dress from pattern Vogue 8945. This style comes with a bell sleeve and bateau neckline. I wanted a slightly fitted dress this time. That’s where using darts come in. I created darts for the first time when I made the shift dress but I still had excess fabric at the back. I had to figure out a way to increase the width of the contour dart at the back so I could get a fitted sheath dress.