What can I say? I did NOT enjoy the sewing process on this pattern. Nothing wrong with the pattern at all, a lovely simple dress, no great shaping just a little gathering at the neckline and wonderfully quick and easy to make up.
I cut a 10 and garded to a 14 at the hip "just in case". I could have left the side seams as a 12 as there is plenty of room in this
I used a ballpoint needle and stretch stitch on my machine. Yes, the overlocker still has black thread in it - how lazy am I?!
Everything came from my stash, the fabric being a recent purchase from Ann at Gorgeous Fabrics.
Here it is during construction. Neck and sleeve bands are not finished and I won't be wearing it with a black belt - I need to purchase a cream one:
|Note to self: MUST wear correct bra as it's a bit "hello boys" with the gathering at the neckline|
|enough room for two in that skirt!|
To be honest I don't think I will make this dress again. The gathering around the neckline doesn't suit my bust at all and makes it look even bigger. I'm having a love/hate relationship with this dress. I didn't enjoy sewing the fabric and it's a bit short; however it is so light and comfortable... perhaps it will get shortened to a tunic or top at a later stage?
Oh, want to know Ian's reaction to the "in progress" dress? "Very nice darling. You need some false tan" No Ian, I need a holiday, ha, ha!!
Because I had purchased the shoes I wanted to be able to wear them with other things and had just purchased this fabric (honestly, before "shopping from the stash" was announced!)
|another stetch - I need the practice!|
|Coral stretch Demin. I may make another Susan Skirt|
On another note. I'm sorry if you have left a comment recently and now can't see it. As most of you know Blogger was down for around 24 hours and since it's back I have noticed comments have been removed (not by me, and not because of any dodgy content!).
Have a good week all!