B5235 Misses Petite Dress

Added Nov 30, 2011

by adriprints

Munich, Germany

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Description

Basic shell dress with darts on main front and two pieces for back.
Neckline, waist, and armholes needed adjustments which I found out after sewing the whole thing plus the lining. ack.

It’s available for download and the pattern also has a jacket… maybe I’ll make that next. But, I’ll do a muslin first. Maybe a wearable muslin?

Things I learned whilst making this dress: stay-stiching, new lining technique, chain stitch to hold lining together, bias tape method from Coletterie. And lastly, but not least, 100% cotton dresses wrinkle… a lot.

Things to improve on pattern: waistline, (A) armholes, (B) neckline. I failed to see the armhole and neckline problems because I was so focused on the waistline issues.

Material Notes

I used 100% cotton, but I suggest using something with a little elastic or a blend so it doesn’t easily wrinkle after just one wear. Depending on fabric choice, this dress could be quite dressy. I wanted an everyday home dress.

Difficulty

Novice

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Categories

Season
Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Mod
Material
Cotton

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    Dec 1, 2011, 10.28 PMby Testosterone

    It’s so pretty! The pattern, the contrasting lining, the cut of the dress. You did a great job!

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      Dec 2, 2011, 11.57 AMby adriprints

      Thanks, Testosterone!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 08.43 PMby adriprints

    Thanks! I sometimes have to be reminded of my foundation skills the hard way. And it’s totally wearable thank goodness, I’ve worn it twice already! I think I may create some sewn yo-yo’s from the same fabric as the binding and use it as some kind of necklace to distract from the neckline.

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    Nov 30, 2011, 07.53 PMby MientjiB

    I know, it does seem tiresome to make a muslin first, but often it is a life-saver! But this dress is still very pretty, and definitely wearable :-)

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