Project Chronicles- Fancy Palazzos: Vogue 9319 & M7692
Hello All, what a long time its been since the last time I did a "photoshoot" and a blog post. I didn't know what to write first in this post. So, let's start with how beautiful this summer has been. You see, my summers always start with the fabric,...if you don't know much about me, here's a hint, I love to lay around in my fabrics or have them hanging over dressforms and chairs before I decide what each shall become. It is my creative process.Sew Much Fabric is the Rayon Poplin in a Teal Green Tropical Print, 100% Viscose. It seems every fabric she sources, just has to end up on my cutting table!!
Sew Much Fabric, already knew: "Rayon Poplin" and "Challis" are not the same and DOES NOT translate the same for every textile manufacturer or designer. The drape....ooooh the drape. So, let's talk patterns.
The palazzos, McCalls 7692, is an exact Nicole Miller design, which was my TRUE inspiration. I really really wanted the shirt to match, but that will have to be with a smaller print. This large scale tropical print just would not have translated into this look for me.
Vogue 9319 "Easy Easy" pattern. I much prefer the top with the long sleeves, but this cute flutter sleeve sold me. Some major pattern re-designing aka "hacking" had to be done for "my" kind of modesty.
Pattern Designing: I redrew the front based off my personal "shirt/blouse" block, which is not the same as a regular "bodice" block or to some, the sloper. After overlaying this vogue pattern to get the main details, I then went on to use my personal shirt block for the back. The sleeve had to be modified to fit into my shirt block, which saved me from needing to completely make a new sleeve.
Who's ready for some salsa!!!
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