So, this dress did my head in a bit, but now I love it. It has been hanging in the sewing room for a month or two while I pretend that it is not there, aaaand make six new frocks to make up for it. Here’s a close up of the fabric… a subtle floral print on a light weight cotton.
You might have followed an earlier post here. From the first post, you will see some of the adjustments I made, running in the darts on the front and back panels, and about one centimeter down the side lengths. The key issue with this dress/pattern is that it is a size 18, I most often work with size 14/16 vintage patterns, so this presented some challenges.
While I was able to run it in down the sides and sew the darts a tad deeper, I think that the straps are too wide. I have been considering adding bias binding to the edges, as in the pattern illustration, and maybe some stylish buttons. Thoughts..?
It is also going to need ironing every time I wear it!