A month of Craftsy

I’m part way through a Vogue blouse, but that’s been on hold as I take advantage of the October Pass to Craftsy. $14.99 NZ gave me free access to every class on the site through the end of the month. It’s derailed my productivity, but I’m learning a lot.

So far favorite classes include the patternmaking series by Suzy Furrer, a fun new drawing fashion flats class, fitting for the back, neck, and shoulders, several tailoring classes, and sewing with sheer fabrics. It’s a good thing I was on vacation last week!

Walkaway Dress / Altered (Butterick 4790)

Walkaway Dress with alterations

I picked this one, because the dress has a high waist, which is more flattering on me than regular waistlines.

Difficulty: Easy to sew, and simple directions. Alterations took longer than the sewing.

Fabric: Medium weight cotton sateen with 5% elastane from Spotlight. The little bit of stretch made it easier to get the fit! (And besides the Vogue fitting shell, this was my first attempt at a bodice this fitted.)

Design alterations:

This re-release was changed, and it comes out looking like Butterick’s online photo rather than the 50’s drawing on the envelope if you sew it up as is. I altered the back bodice to get the v-shape on the drawing by following the simple directions on the Edelweiss blog.

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