Evening! How’re you today? Me? Good. It helped that I had gone to bed earlier last night; I need to do that more.
Ta-da! The Wiksten Shift in its full shift form.
You should have seen me earlier. I tried out this velcro roller set to give my hair oomph after my shower. My husband had a good laugh; my 8th grader thought I looked weird.
I finished this WIP yesterday. I had to redo the front neck facing because when I was topstitching it down on front, there were a few places where the chambray had puckered. I learned I should stretch out the fabric on the left side to keep that from happening.
Wearing it with the belt that was the last item to finish Sunday. I only had success with this piece after misinterpreting the directions twice – doh! This is probably how I’ll usually wear the Wiksten.
Yesterday when I had tried it on, my husband said it’d look good with a red belt. What do you think?
- It’s a well-written pattern that has clear and easy directions to follow.
- It’s a roomy piece that is comfortable to wear, put on, and take off,
- I love how there is a variety of fabric choices that can create different vibes of style.
- I’ve been eyeing one that was made with vertical striped fabric and I loved how with the pockets, the stripes were placed the other way.
- Google this pattern and read a couple of blog reviews to get a sense of the pattern, how it fits on others, and the opinions of sewists on its process.
- For example: I am short – 5′, 0.75″ tall. I wanted to make the long dress because of the side slits and belt. The model is actually very tall in the pattern.
- When I measured where the long dress would hit my body, it was at the top of my ankles. I wanted it around my knees and found the short dress hit in that area.
- This measurement check saved me from wasting fabric as I would have had to cut off around 10″ from the long dress pattern pieces.
- If you don’t want to go through lots of paper and ink, try a copy shop.
- I loved the convenience of the process and the ease of having one, big piece of paper to cut out from. To me, it’s worth the money.
- Try chambray for one of your dresses.
- This fabric was wonderful to work with even though I couldn’t zig zag on it with a single layer of chambray.
- Don’t try to make this dress in a day; break it down into parts. This will save your sanity, your time, and you will learn a lot from each part’s process.
- Topstitch with a longer stitch length – the results will come out cleaner and nicer.
Okay my friends, thank you for droppin in and hangin out for a bit with me in this post. Take care and TTYS.