|This dress is good for summer...|
(Sorry about the grubby mirror- lets just pretend they're lovely over-exposed sun spots.)
This came together quite quickly once the pattern was sorted (like Sally, I spent quite a bit of time umming and ahhing about which size I would actually be). I measured myself and traced the pattern onto some cheap interfacing. The pattern told me I would be a size 14 but after I traced it out, it looked way too big for me. I ended up doing a 10 on top and a 12 on the bottom, after holding up similar style dresses I own against the pattern (very technical haha).
I cut a good 3 inches off the bottom. Perhaps if it wasn't so roomy I wouldn't have done that but I had to reduce the 'tent effect'.
The gathering was also slightly strange- I gathered mine too much causing the arm holes to curve in towards the centre too much. When I tried to correct it, I couldn't loosen the gather because the neck binding wasn't long enough to make it all the way around. Next time I will cut a longer piece of neck binding and gather it more loosely.
Having said all of that, I am really happy with the overall result. I don't sew a lot of clothing (maybe because as this post proves, it is hard to take photos of yourself modelling the clothes without looking like a doof), but this was really fun to make. Great for clothing novices like me!
I think I might make another and try to perfect the imperfections!
Sew Along details over at Curly Pops.
|... and winter!|
|Eep! Can you see I have failed to cover the gathering stitching with my binding?!|