I started this beauty at the beginning of December intending it to be my Christmas dress, and it got promptly shelved in all the Christmas creativity/mayhem that ensued. Thankfully things calmed down after Christmas and when I wasn't feeling terrible from being sick from that strange bug going around and the bonus high blood sugars that went with it I was able to get some UFOs done. This little corduroy jumper was on the list!
|Butterick 7434 is a gem!|
This was originally going to be part of Mari's Foundation Garment Challenge since it was a warm basic that would allow me to integrate, don't roll your eyes, some beautiful jewelry I never get to wear.
|See I have this an another beautiful double strand blue necklace.|
My handmade earrings also went perfectly with this ensemble,
which was not even dreamed about when I made them.
|Two open vertical darts and two bust darts on the front.|
The vertical darts add some fun to the front.
|Four vertical darts add shaping to the back.|
|The zipper hides in one of the long side dart.|
|I made this a one piece pattern by omitting the facings |
and finishing the neckline and armholes with bias binding.
I made sure to trim off the extra seam allowance first.
I put in a one inch hem which hits me just below the knee. Its a good length since the skirt is fitted all the way down.
The corduroy was a dream to work with. I did all my pressing on the wool side of my pressing ham or on a towel so I wouldn't smoosh the fabric's nap. I think I'm in love with corduroy and want to make one of those amazing 50s or 60s skirts with buttons and funky pockets next.
Have you ever sewn a wiggle dress or worked with corduroy???
All the shaping with darts? that does sound like a very interesting pattern! I love that you chose that bright cheerful colour :)
It was a fun project. I really like the color too! I needed something to liven up these drab winters!
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