pattern: The bodice is from Simplicity 2497.
- lengthened the bodice CF 2″ and the CB 1″
- added 1″ to the CF neckline
- created a skirt by lengthening the bodice sections
- slashed and spread the back skirt piece to make it fuller – adding 6″ total to the hemline.
- sewed the skirt and bodice pieces together then made a casing for elastic.
- totally made up the high-low hem. I think there’s a difference of 5″.
fabric: cotton from Nuttall’s. I’m not sure it’s necessarily an ikat, but the stripes are woven, not printed.
Soooo, I like this dress. It only took a few days to complete, it’s finished nicely and I’ll wear it often. The part that I don’t like is the elastic casing. It tends to shift around and I feel like I’m constantly adjusting the waist. Next time I would sew a waistband and create a fuller skirt.
Which is exactly what that Simplicity pattern consists of…
I was so excited about the french seams and pretty finishings that I forgot to sew in the pockets! They’re still cut out on my desk. I’m a huge fan of pockets because otherwise I’m not really sure where to put my hands. Shootz.
My love for edgestitching OBVIOUSLY has no bounds.
I have so much to show you guys that I’m kind of freaking out about it – two more dresses, a dyeing project and can someone please tell me how to sew crepe de chine?? I’m working on a Tiny Pocket Tank in the most amazing silk fabric and there have already been tears. Do I need a stabilizer? THANKS.