Sunday, February 19, 2012

Progress and problems with Simplicity 1914 Amazing Fit dress.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've made some progress with my Simplicity 1914 dress. I managed to sew the shaped waistline and pleats. 

 I'm now ready to fit the sleeves but before doing so, the facings for the long -sleeved version have to be finished.  I've attached them to the sleeve and trimmed the first one, and I'm ready to understitch  but there seems to be too much bulk where the sleeve seam and facing meet. I'm not sure if I have made a mistake even though I have followed the instructions (12, 13, 14, 15) carefully.

Can anybody offer some advice, please, especially somebody who is making or has made View A of this dress?                                 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Is anybody making Simplicity 1914 Amazing Fit dress?

I've been working on Simplicity 1914 Amazing Fit dress for about 10 days and it's proving to be the most difficult sewing project I've tried so far. I managed to sew the pleats and shaped waistline but now I'm having difficulty with the sleeve facings in View A. So far nobody has written a review of the pattern on or elsewhere but as it's one of Simplicity's most recent patterns, there must be a lot of people sewing it at the moment. It would be so helpful if those who are sewing the same pattern could somehow get together in blogosphere and share their progress and problems. If there is anybody else who has sewn this pattern or who is working on it at the moment, I'd be really grateful for your advice and opinions.

Here's a link to the pattern.